Why the 2024 total solar eclipse will be such a big deal
Solar eclipses are dramatic events as a rule. But the total eclipse coming on April 8 is going to ratchet up the experience.
Compared with the last total eclipse that crossed the United States, in 2017, this year’s total eclipse will last longer, the sky will fall darker, and the sun itself will put on a much livelier show. And millions more people will be able to step outside their front doors to see one of the most astounding astronomical events of their lives.