Solar Eclipses

What is a Solar Eclipse?

A Solar Eclipse is a natural phenomenon when the Moon blocks part of or the full Sun when viewed from Earth. Solar Eclipses only happen about 2-4 times every year. This includes from different parts of the world! Total Solar Eclipses are very rare. NOTE: Remember, Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses are different. We will actually write about this tomorrow!

How Does a Solar Eclipse Happen?

A Solar Eclipse happens in a specific time of the Earth and the Moon’s orbit. An orbit is when an object circles around another larger object using gravity. When the Moon and the Earth are in the right place relative to the Sun, a Solar Eclipse happens! The Moon blocks part or the whole Sun in!

What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

A Total Solar Eclipse is very rare and a spectacular phenomenon. It happens when the ENTIRE moon blocks the WHOLE SUN!!!!! This happens around the world at different times. This can only be seen in 100 years after the Total Eclipse that had happened.

Did you know… that there is a Total Solar Eclipse tomorrow (Mon, Dec 14, 2020)! It is happening over South America!