Solar Eclipse – level 1
A solar eclipse is the eclipse of the sun. It happens when the moon gets between the earth and the sun.
Sometimes, the moon makes a shadow on only a part of the sun. Sometimes, a total eclipse happens. It is the moment when the moon makes a shadow on the sun completely. People can see a dark disc with a light circle. The circle is called a corona.
A total eclipse does not happen very often. It is important to know how far the moon is from the earth.
Only one total eclipse happens in 2020. People in South America can watch it. Monday’s total eclipse is two minutes long. It is summer in South America. It is a good time to watch the eclipse. The sun is high in the sky.
Difficult words: eclipse (when something does not get enough light), completely (fully), disc (a flat round object, or something that looks flat and round when we watch it in the sky).
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