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The science of a solar eclipse

Posted by Dr. Matthew Huddleston on Aug 1, 2017 2:47:28 PM

A solar eclipse happens when the sun, moon, and earth all line up, with the moon in the middle blocking some or all of the sun’s light from reaching certain places on earth. Essentially, wherever the moon’s shadow falls on earth, that location will experience a total eclipse. Two special astronomical conditions must be met for a total eclipse to occur.

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