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Why 2024’s ‘Greater American Eclipse’ is already a massive event

Interest in North America’s next totality is rampant

A four-and-a-half-minute totality. That’s what’s coming to America on Monday, April 8, 2024—and Americans already know about it. 

I know this because last month I published a big “four years to go” article about the 2024 total solar eclipse on my page on ForbesScience

It was a massive success, with almost half a million views, most from within the USA, though totality will also be visible in Mexico and Canada. 

Given its multinational geography, should it be called the “Greater American Eclipse” or the “Great North American Eclipse?”

You decide, but whatever you do, get underneath the Moon’s shadow on April 8, 2024 for the longest easily seen totality since 2009.

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Image credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani