Answered By: Carolyn Goddard
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017     Views: 27

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, partially or totally blocking the sun. There are two types of solar eclipses - annular or partial - where part of the sun is obscured by the moon and a total eclipsel where the sun is totally blocked from the earth by the moon.

For more information on solar eclipses, check out Exploratorium's solar eclipse website and visit the Space page in our Grade 6: Science guide for cool sites, games and neat apps that explore all about space.

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