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  Solar Eclipses
What is a solar eclipse?
Why do they happen?
Is it okay to look at them?
Are there types of solar eclipse?
What's an annular eclipse?

 
Why do they happen?
From Earth, the Sun looks to be about the same size as the Moon.

So when the Moon lines up between the Earth and the Sun in a certain way it blocks out the Sun's light.

Eclipses tend to last between 31 seconds and 7 minutes.


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