The Best Places To View The 2023 And 2024 Eclipses In New Mexico
Two solar eclipses are coming up and parts of New Mexico in particular will have a really good view of the first one.
An annular eclipse is where the moon covers, but does not completely "black out", the sun.
For peeps in Carlsbad, New Mexico ... pretty close to El Paso ... it will be about 80% visible.
To see the exact path of this eclipse, watch the video above or click here.
Moving on to 2024, another eclipse will occur and this one is the real deal.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, (NASA), on April 8th, 2024:
... a total solar eclipse will cross North and Central America creating a path of totality. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun while it passes between the Sun and Earth. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk and those standing in the path of totality may see the Sun’s outer atmosphere (the corona) if weather permits.
The eclipse will blackout everything between Texas and Maine while all 48 states will experience at least a partial eclipse.
Thankfully, NASA gave us enough of a heads up to plan road trips accordingly.
Looks like it's going to be Carlsbad for me in October, although Roswell and "space stuff" kinda go hand in hand. Not sure about April, 2024 yet.