Parts World Will See Solar Eclipse On August 1

A total solar eclipse August 1 will be seen only by a handful of observers lucky enough to be in the path, which starts in Canada and goes across the Arctic, through Russia and into China. The celestial alignment will create a partial eclipse that is visible across a broader area, including the far northeastern corner of North America and most of Europe and Asia. Solar eclipses occur when the moon moves in front of the sun. This can happen only at the time of a new moon, when the moon is between Earth and the sun, therefore making the sun no longer visible in our daytime sky.

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