The Darkening Sun: a full solar eclipse

An astronomer explains how and why – and when – eclipses happen, what we can learn from them, and what they would look like if you were standing on the moon.

Here are some very interesting things you might like to learn about tomorrow’s solar eclipse. Leave it to Australia’s The Conversation to bring such knowledge to the forefront. Shannon Schmoll’s fascinating take is enlightening and educational. She is Director of the Abrams Planetarium, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. I guess she ought to know, huh?

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Source: When the sun goes dark: 5 questions answered about the solar eclipse

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