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Partial Solar Eclipse to Grace Alabama’s Skies Tomorrow

Get ready, Alabama! Monday, April 8, 2024 the celestial spectacle is set to unfold as a partial solar eclipse casts its mesmerizing shadow across the state. While it won’t be a total eclipse, enthusiasts can still witness a breathtaking cosmic view between the Sun and the Moon.

Northwestern Alabama Takes Center Stage

In the northwestern corner of the state, sky gazers are in for a treat, with the eclipse reaching its peak coverage at a remarkable 93%. It’s a prime opportunity to admire nature’s wonders and capture snapshots of the celestial event.

Dothan’s Unique View

Here in Dothan, the eclipse will offer a slightly different perspective, with maximum coverage expected to reach 79.5%. Despite being a bit shy of totality, it’s still a sight to behold and a moment worth cherishing.

Missed this one? Don’t fret! Alabama’s next chance to witness a total solar eclipse won’t come until August 12, 2045, when the southern half of the state will be plunged into awe-inspiring darkness

Eclipse Timings for Dothan

For Dothan residents eager to catch a glimpse of the celestial show, here’s a handy guide:

  • Eclipse Begins: Monday, April 8, at 12:40 p.m
  • Maximum Coverage: Monday, 1:59 p.m, reaching 79.5%
  • Eclipse Ends: Monday, April 8, at 3:16 p.m

Safety First

Remember, never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. Even during a partial eclipse, the Sun’s rays can cause serious eye damage. It’s recommended to use certified solar viewing glasses or other safe viewing methods.

Keep Pets Safe Indoors

As you enjoy the eclipse, consider the well-being of your furry friends. Keep pets indoors during the event, as the sudden darkness can be confusing or frightening for them.

Embrace the Experience

So, grab your eclipse glasses, set up your viewing spot, and prepare to be awed by the celestial spectacle unfolding above.

Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the universe and create lasting memories with loved ones. Happy eclipse watching!

 

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