Solar eclipse in early April

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, United States and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun, darkening the sky.

In the Tahoe Sierra, the annular eclipse begins around 10:18 a.m. with the maximum reached at 11:18 a.m. About 36 percent of the eclipse will be visible locally.

Only view the eclipse using glasses with an ISO seal. Pointing a cell phone camera directly at the eclipse may damage the camera; place solar eclipse glasses over the lens before taking a photo.NASA will livestream the eclipse. | science.nasa.gov/eclipses