From Mexico to Niagara Falls: the most beautiful pictures of the total eclipse over America


The total solar eclipse passed through Mexico, the United States and Canada, bringing its share of images and videos of cities plunged into darkness in broad daylight.

Millions of people wear glasses with their eyes fixed on the sky. On Monday, April 8, a rare total eclipse crossed the North American continent from Mexico to Canada across the United States, a spectacular celestial event that temporarily plunged the day into darkness.

Live video broadcasts from NASA, broadcast from various locations along the path of the eclipse, were followed by screams from stunned crowds in city after city.

New York in the dark

In the United States alone, over 30 million people live in the area where it was supposed to be visible, for a few minutes at most, according to the US space agency.

The event began at 6 p.m. on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was in the coastal city of Mazatl├ín, looking forward to an “unforgettable day.”

The trajectory then began to cross the first of the 15 US states on the program – from Texas to Maine – before heading to eastern Canada, where it must end its course. Overall, the moon’s shadow should move over America in about an hour and a half.

Niagara Falls is also among the emblematic places where the eclipse was seen.

The eclipse also had to be admired from the air: some airlines planned flights along the path of darkness, for which tickets were sought. Even more impressively, SpaceX has revealed images of the eclipse seen from space via one of its Starlink satellites.

Even Donald Trump tried to take advantage of the event: the ex-president published a video in which not the moon, but his face in profile obscures the sun.

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