5 FAST FACTS FRIDAY: TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
We've got the eclipse fever, and we don't think we are alone! We had the Lunar eclipse on Aug 7th with the full moon, and coming up August 21st we have the Solar Eclipse, which if you are in Northern America - you'll be excited you can see it!
We thought it would be fun, to focus on the eclipse today - for our Fast Facts Friday post!
1) It's the 1st Solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years
2) A solar eclipse is a line up of the sun, the moon and earth. It occurs when the moon directly between the sun and earth casts a shadow on our planet.
3) A solar eclipse happens at New Moon. (The moon has to between the sun and earth for a solar eclipse to occur)
4) Everyone in continental U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse.
5). Totality lasts a maximum of 2 minutes + 40.2 seconds
Find out more about the eclipse Here