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Solar Eclipse


      during a solar eclipse, the moon comes between the sun and Earth so that all or part of the sun's light is blocked from Earth.

Always protect your eyes before watching a solar eclipse.

The solar eclipse made the sky look dark at lunchtime.


Related Links:
Steps of a Solar Eclipse
The Sun's Shadow on Earth


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A bright ring of light peeks out from behind the moon as it moves in front of the sun during an eclipse
In this picture of a solar eclipse, the moon is beginning to move from in front of the sun.
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Page Last Updated: July 17th, 2014
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