Everything You Need to Know About Solar Eclipses

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Here at Little Shop, we find solar eclipses to be very exciting! In celebration of the upcoming solar eclipses on October 14, 2023 and April 8, 2024, we’ve put out this video. We will be hosting an eclipse viewing party at CSU Spur’s Second Saturday on October 14, and the eclipse will reach its peak around 10:30 am.

Segments

The above video is 2 minutes and 50 seconds long; it’s broken up into 4 segments below.

Solar eclipses occur when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow on the Earth. So why doesn’t this happen every month? Cecilia answers that and other questions about why eclipses occur.

The only time it is safe to look at the Sun without protection is during totality of total solar eclipse. However, there are ways to safely observe the Sun any time! In this video, Daniel tells you about approved safety glasses and making projections of the Sun. Please do not use unapproved lenses such as sunglasses to try to do this!

During a solar eclipse, the Sun is the star, especially during totality. However, there are other things to observe. In this video, Madi talks about what you might be able to see, hear, and feel during a solar eclipse.

Note, you can’t see the corona during a partial or annular eclipse; this is only visible in totality.

Solar eclipses have occurred throughout history, and as Mason discusses in this video, their occurrence is noted observed differently by different cultures. Some folks celebrate while others avoid looking at the sky during this time.