Olhar Digital broadcasts live

Olhar Digital broadcasts live
Olhar Digital broadcasts live

The total solar eclipse takes place this Monday (8). The most anticipated astronomical event of the year will only be seen in North America and Brazil will not be included. But so you don’t miss any details, the Digital Look will broadcast everything live.

The special live from Digital Lookl will bring images of the total solar eclipse with the participation of special guests.

Join us this Monday (8) from 2pm (Brasília time) for the most anticipated astronomical event of the year.

The presentation is by Bruno Capozzi, our executive editor, Lucas Soares, editor of Science and Space, and astronomer Marcelo Zurita, president of the Paraibana Astronomy Association (APA), member of the Brazilian Astronomical Society (SAB) and technical director of the Network Brazilian Meteorological Observatory (Bramon).

How to watch the total solar eclipse?

The broadcast starts at 2pm, on all platforms in the country Digital Look – on the website, YouTube channel and social networks Facebook, Instagram, TwitterLinkedIn and TikTok.

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Understand the event

  • A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow over a certain area of ​​the planet and totally or partially blocking sunlight;
  • There are three best-known types of this phenomenon: partial, annular and total;
  • There is also a fourth, rarer pattern, which practically mixes them all: the hybrid solar eclipse (like the one that happened in April last year);
  • On April 8th this year, the Moon will cover the Sun in a Total Solar Eclipse that can be seen from various regions of North America, allowing millions of people to observe the phenomenon, which results in an almost perfect coverage of the star. Unfortunately, the event will not be seen from Brazil.
  • The phenomenon is the same as that recorded in 2017, but there are some differences.
2017 Total Solar Eclipse, photographed in Madras, Oregon (Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
  • In the last event of this type, the Moon was a little further away from Earth, so the range where the phenomenon could be observed in its entirety varied from 100 to 115 kilometers wide.
  • In what happens in April, this range will vary from 170 to 200 kilometers.
  • This year’s Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in cities and more densely populated areas, allowing 31.6 million people to watch the phenomenon, compared to 12 million in 2017.
  • In the 2017 eclipse, the longest period of totality occurred near Carbondale, Illinois and lasted 2 minutes and 42 seconds.
  • In 2024, it will be longest near Torreón, Mexico, lasting about 4 minutes and 26 seconds.
  • Durations longer than 4 minutes, however, will also occur up to close to the Canadian border, when the eclipse will last 3 minutes and 21 seconds;
  • Another difference is that the year 2024 is closer to solar maximum, where the star’s activity is greatest.
  • Therefore, when the Moon covers the Sun, it is very likely that fire snakes will appear in the stellar corona, unlike the simpler appearance in 2017.

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