In a perfect end to summer, some parts of North America, South America, Africa and Europe, will be able to view the August 21st solar eclipse. Depending on your location, you may be able to view at least a partial eclipse. Total eclipses are rare, with the last one the entire United States was able to view was in 1979. This is an event you won’t want your kids to miss. I’ve gathered 15 tips for kids viewing the solar eclipse, so your family can witness the rare event safely.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
Perhaps the most stunning visual representation of planetary orbit, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, eclipsing or covering the Sun from view from Earth anywhere from several minutes to several hours.
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