A Solar Eclipse is one of the coolest things to experience and if you missed out on the last one, you are in luck.

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Let’s Watch the Solar Eclipse Together

Watching the Solar Eclipse

There’s A Solar Eclipse Happening April 8, 2024. Here’s How You Can Watch It.

Related: Solar Eclipse Facts for Kids

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Solar Eclipses Don’t Happen Often

According to NASA, On Monday, April 8, 2024, people across the northern hemisphere will have the chance to experience an annular or partial eclipse of the Sun.

What is a Solar Eclipse?

solar eclipse happens when, at just the right moment, the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth.


Depending on where you live, you may not be able to see the entire eclipse.

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What a Cool thing a solar eclipse is!

Partial Solar Eclipse

Instead you may experience a partial solar eclipse.

This happens when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are not exactly lined up. The Sun will appear to have a dark shadow on only part of its surface.

So, who can see this solar eclipse? Viewers in Mexico, through the United States from Texas to Maine, and up through Canada will be able to see a total solar eclipse.

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Full Solar Eclipse with Total Darkness

In the United States, the partial eclipse will be visible along parts of the Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, and in Northern Alaska.

When can you see the solar eclipse? In many of these locations, the eclipse will occur before, during, and shortly after sunrise. This means that viewers will need to get a clear view of the horizon during sunrise in order to see the eclipse.

Safely View the Solar Eclipse

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Let’s Make a Solar Eclipse Viewer!

Now, as a reminder, you want to ensure you DO NOT look directly at the sun. You need to wear special glasses for viewing or make your own Solar Eclipse Viewer to ensure you do not damage your eyes. Want more Solar Eclipse Fun? Check out these Solar Eclipse Activities!

Journal Your 2024 Solar Eclipse Experience

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Our friend over at Skip to My Lou has created the coolest way to remember the 2024 solar eclipse with a journal coloring page.

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Where will you be watching the eclipse?

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