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Solar and lunar eclipses, and planet transits. Why they occur, when the next eclipse will happen, and where you can see them. A solar eclipse is when a New Moon goes between the Earth and Sun. A lunar eclipse is when the Earth casts a shadow on a Full Moon. An eclipse on the Moon is lunar and an eclipse on the sun is solar.
There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area. The maximum solar eclipses in a year is five. About 25 out of 5,000 years had 5 solar eclipses in a year. The last one was in 1935 and the next will be 2206.
More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. On Monday 14 states will see a full eclipse. If you look into the eclipse with out special you might get black spots in your vision latter on. If you plan to look at the eclipse you need to ware proper glasses.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sigh. On Monday all of North America and some of South America will get a partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon covers up the sun. The longest the moon has covered the was two minutes and forty seconds. We will not be seeing a total eclipse we will see a partial eclipse. A partial eclipse is were you see the moon cover part of the sun.