This Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse could be seen totally in the United States and partially in Mexico. In Zacatecas only 25 to 50 percent of its splendor could be observed, while in northern states such as Baja California and Sonora it was appreciated from 50 to 70 percent.
Undoubtedly this natural phenomenon generated great expectation in the Zacatecan, so large and small went to open spaces in the hope of capturing this very unusual moment.
“It is an event that children should see and take advantage of, and appreciate this beautiful natural phenomenon” (…) “Enjoy it, because at the end of the day you have to enjoy, that’s why we come from the fast school” expressed the Zacatecanos
“It’s a very important phenomenon since it has not been repeated for a long time, and I think this serves to increase interest in astronomical, scientific things,” they said.
They also talked about the myths that revolve around eclipses.
“I think it is necessary to investigate astronomical processes, I could say that they are mere speculations, but for sure you never know.”
“The truth is I also think it is a myth, they are natural phenomena, the moon has to cross with the sun as they both revolve around us and I do not think it’s anything that ends the world or something like that” They said.
The eclipse is a transient hiding, total or partial, of an astro due to the interposition of another star or to the passage of the first by the shadow projected by another.
Although it could not be observed in a total way in the country, it will be until 2024 that Mexico can see a total eclipse of sun being the northern states the most fortunate to see in all its splendor the next eclipse.