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Where are you going to view the solar eclipse? NPR wants to know

People watch the annular eclipse of the sun at the planetarium of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in San Jose, on October 14, 2023.
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People watch the annular eclipse of the sun at the planetarium of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in San Jose, on October 14, 2023.

On Monday, April 8, millions of people across North America will experience a total solar eclipse. Are you one of them?

If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Please send us a voice memo that includes your first and last name, your hometown, a call back number and a description of where you are going to view the eclipse. Feel free to be as detailed as possible about your surroundings and what you're experiencing.

At the end of that voice memo, please leave 20 to 30 seconds of ambient sound. That means no talking! Just record the ambient sound of what's going on around you.

Your submission may be featured in a story on NPR about people's experience viewing the eclipse.

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More resources to enjoy the eclipse

NPR will be sharing highlights herefrom across the NPR Network throughout the day Monday if you're unable to get out and see it in real time.

Fernando Alfonso III contributed reporting.

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