Solar eclipse in Europe – level 2

03-03-2015 15:00

There will be a solar eclipse on March 20th. It will last for around two hours at 8:40 a.m. Universal Time, which is the time people use in Greenwich, London.

The moon will block out nearly 90% of the sun’s light in parts of Europe. Some parts of Europe heavily relies on solar power, so people could be out of electricity for a short while. However, nothing serious should happen because people planned for this event for months.

You may remember that there was a solar eclipse in 1999. After this one this year, there will be another one in 2026.

Difficult words: solar eclipse (when the moon blocks the sun), last (to exist), to rely heavily on something (to use and need to use something very much).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Are you looking forward to the eclipse? :-)


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