Partial solar eclipse this week!

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sunOn Thursday 23rd October, weather permitting, the lucky citizens of North America have a good chance of seeing a partial solar eclipse.

The beautiful and wonderful display of the partial solar eclipse may not be as spectacular as the total one, but still, it is still truly amazing!

The best views of the eclipse will be in the north, in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic, but everyone in North America should see some of it, except in the extreme northeast of the continent. In eastern America the eclipse will only be visible at sunset.

Near the eclipsed sun, there will be Venus but you will probably need to block the sun to spot it properly. Those fortunate Americans must though ensure they don’t look directly at the sun!

This forthcoming event is causing a great amount of interest for youngsters keen on astrology. “I have always wanted to see a solar eclipse and hopefully I will some day!” says a Year 6 pupil from a Lincoln school.

So what about you? What would you do if you got a chance to see a partial, or even a total, solar eclipse?


Isaac, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy