The Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, blocking out its view over a small region on t he Earth. Remember that the angular diameters of the Sun and the Moon as viewed from Earth are almost identical.

Click here to reach Fred Espenak's eclipse page at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where you can find detailed information about solar eclipses that will occur in the next 100 years.

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