What Is a Solar Eclipse?

By Tonka Dobreva 08.20.2017 interact

A solar eclipse is one of the most fascinating natural phenomena that people can witness. And if you happen to be lucky, you may even witness the rare event that is a total solar eclipse.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. A total solar eclipse  occurs when the sun, moon and Earth are in direct line, and the moon casts a large shadow onto Earth’s surface. Watch the NASA video below to get a better understanding of the science behind the total solar eclipse.


  1. Luke Hendricks

    The solar eclipse that happened on August, 21, 2017 was awesome! My whole family went to Boise to see it!

  2. Zoey Maikranz

    Hey! Wow, the solar eclipse was awesome, only I thought it would be better! It truly was a great experience, only I wish I was in the complete totality. But in 7 years, I will get to see it in totality! I love channel one!!Thanks for your hard work and letting me know what’s going on around the world. -Zoey Maikranz

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    • dr

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