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Solar eclipse 2024: Path of totality won’t be the same as 2017 [Video]

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In just a few weeks, a cross-country total solar eclipse will captivate audiences across America.

The total solar eclipse in April is expected to put on a better show than its 2017 counterpart as it has a wider path and a longer totality.

Solar eclipse 2024 vs. 2017 path of totality 

The path of totality in 2024 will be twice as wide as the one in 2017 due to the moon’s distance from earth during the eclipse, NASA says.

Seven years ago, the path started in Oregon, stretched across the U.S. and exited through South Carolina. The path ranged from 62 to 71 miles wide, according to NASA. 

In April, the path of totality will begin from Texas and travel through the Midwest before exiting through Maine. As for its size, it ranges between 108 and 122 miles wide. 

The upcoming solar eclipse will also touch much more densely populated areas than the one in 2017. NASA says that roughly …

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