Nazas, the Town in Durango Where the Totality of the Solar Eclipse on April 8 Will Last the Longest


This town in northern Mexico will be fortunate to have the longest duration of the totality of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Mexico will be one of the three lucky countries to experience the total solar eclipse of 2024, considered the most anticipated celestial event by science and one of the most important of the decade.

Such a phenomenon, known as the Great American Eclipse, will not occur again until 2044, according to NASA estimates, making it a must-see event.

According to scientific maps that mark the diagonal route the phenomenon will travel across North America, from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, to northeastern Canada, there is a specific town in Mexico where the totality of the eclipse will last the longest.

Nazas, the town where the totality of the solar eclipse will last the longest It is the town of Nazas, located in Durango. According to estimates, in this region of northern Mexico, the totality of the eclipse will last exactly 4 minutes and 28.13 seconds, slightly longer than the general duration of the phenomenon of 4 minutes and 28 seconds.

The town of Nazas is within the Comarca Lagunera region, in the northeast of the state of Durango, very close to Torreón, Coahuila, where the path to totality will also pass.

The total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, is estimated to pass over this town starting at 10:58 am local time, which is when the partial phase begins; the totality will occur at 12:15:01 pm, while the partial phase will end at 1:39:36 pm. In Nazas, as in much of Durango, the phenomenon will be seen at 100 percent.

The duration of the totality of the eclipse will decrease once it reaches Canada, lasting approximately 3 minutes and 21 seconds; still in the United States, the eclipse will last between 4 minutes 25 seconds and 4 minutes 28 seconds, almost the same as in Mexico.

What time will the total solar eclipse enter Mazatlán? The total solar eclipse will enter North America through the coasts of Sinaloa, specifically over Mazatlán.

The eclipse is estimated to enter at 9:51 am local time; its totality will begin at 12:07 pm and end at 1:32 pm.

Both Mexico City and the central states of the country will have a view of the eclipse between 70 and 80 percent, which will actually be a partial view and not total as in the north.

What time will it enter the United States and where? The total solar eclipse will enter the United States through Texas. Its path to totality will enter right over Maverick County after leaving Piedras Negras at 12:10 pm, local time.

The path to totality will pass diagonally over the major cities of San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, and Dallas.

Source: Vive USA