Solar Totality

Solar Eclipse Explanation - Page 8

During a total solar eclipse, the moon moves directly in front of the sun, blocking the blinding orb to reveal the subtler corona and possibly solar flares. The moon always appears as a black disk.

Dates for Future Eclipses of the Sun
Date Locations
Aug. 1, 2008 South Canada, Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia, China
Jan. 26, 2009 Sumatra, Java, Borneo
July 22, 2009 India, Nepal, Bhutan, China
Jan. 15, 2010 Zaire, Kenya, India, Ceylon, Burma, China
July 11, 2010 South Argentia, Chile

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Solar Totality Showing the Sun's Corona