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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Watch out! Solar Eclipse on August 21!


 
It isn't often that we are able to witness the astronomical event known as a solar eclipse, but on the 21st of this month we will! Although the New England area will not be able to witness a total solar eclipse, being able to witness even a partial solar eclipse can sometimes be a once in a lifetime experience.

Below is a short video explaining this unusual occurrence in a simple and concise manner. If you are looking for a possible read aloud or book on the topic for an older child, you may want to check out this book by astronomy professor, Andrew Fraknoi, and former research solar astronomer, Dennis Schatz:



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