Yucatán is a privileged place to observe the solar eclipse

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With Mayan ceremonies, lecture series, dances and traditional music, Yucatan will receive the annular solar eclipse in all its splendor which will have its peak this Saturday, October 14 at 11:24 a.m.

The state government headed by Mauricio Vila, prepared a series of activities for the whole family in Tecax, Maxcanú, Izamal, Sisal, Motul and Mérida.

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According to NASA, the duration of the annular eclipse at its maximum level in Yucatán will be approximately 04:15 minutes and It is expected to be 90.4 percent dark.

An eclipse occurs when the Earth, Moon and Sun align. If the Moon is inside the Sun, it is an annular eclipse and there is no total darkness, so the so-called ring of fire will be seen.

In the worldview of the Mayan peoples It was believed that the origin of eclipses had to do with wild mythical animals and evil ones who wanted to eat the stars of the day and night.

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The last time a total solar eclipse could be observed in Mexico was on July 11, 1991, and the next one will not occur until the year 2052.

Astronomers insist that the annular solar eclipse cannot be observed with the naked eye, because there is a risk of damaging the retinas of the eyesso it must be done indirectly or using special filters.

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