“The Great American Eclipse?” It Starts in Mexico
First to Witness Totality
With around 400 days to go until the eclipse, timeanddate has helped launch an information campaign in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
In collaboration with a local astronomy group, the Sociedad Astronómica Mazatleca (SAMAZ), we’ve been giving out eclipse information in Noroeste, a regional newspaper, and Son Playas, an independent journalism project that specializes in environmental and conservation issues.
A Grayish Darkness...
Totality in Mazatlán will last about 4 minutes and 20 seconds, starting at 11:07 in the morning. A grayish darkness will fall over the city, and the ghostly solar corona, the outer part of the Sun's atmosphere, will appear around the Moon.
A Lot of Work to Be Done
“We consider it very important to undertake an information campaign and seek the participation of the tourism, business, and educational sectors,” he said. “With 400 days to go, there is a lot of work to be done to make this a memorable event that everyone can enjoy.”