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Excitement for the Eclipse at Mexico’s Beach Party

April 9, 2024 | by The Jeuns

The city of Mazatlán in Mexico is abuzz with excitement as it prepares for the total solar eclipse, which will be the first place the phenomenon is visible as it emerges over the Pacific Ocean. The weather in Mazatlán is perfect for this spectacular event, drawing astronomy enthusiasts, scientists, and curious onlookers from all over the world.

Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, joined the crowds gathered in Mazatlán to witness the eclipse. NASA also chose Mazatlán as a prime location for a watch party and live stream of the event, further adding to the city’s allure.

Booths along the seafront are distributing “Eclipse Solar Sinaloa 2024” glasses, while bands play on the beach and tourists flock to the promenade. Hotels and Airbnbs in the area are seeing premium prices, and boat rentals are in high demand for those who want to view the eclipse from the ocean.

Excitement is palpable among both locals and visitors, with families like Roberta Saraco’s eagerly preparing to witness the eclipse. For Tania Cerrillo, the anticipation of this event has been building for 33 years, ever since she witnessed a partial eclipse as a child.

In Mazatlán, the eclipse has become such a significant event that schools are closed, and many parents are taking the day off work to experience it. David Esquivel, a college professor and member of the Mazatlán Astronomy Society, is busy welcoming scientists and eclipse chasers from around the globe.

As the eclipse approaches, the city of Mazatlán is abuzz with anticipation and excitement, making it a truly unforgettable experience for all who have gathered to witness this rare cosmic event.


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