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Total Solar Eclipse
Why Don't We Have an Eclipse Every Month? (Video)
Date: February 24, 2016
Running Time: 00:01:54
In this video, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains why we don't have a total solar eclipse every month. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon crosses between the sun and Earth and casts its shadow onto our planet. But the orbit of the moon is tilted relative to ... More »
A total solar eclipse is perhaps nature's most awe-inspiring event, yet few people have the chance to see one. Enter the Exploratorium, which as been webcasting live eclipse coverage worldwide since 1998. Watch our archived webcasts, and visit our eclipse website for scientific explanations, eclipse myths and legends, and more. Explore ... More »

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