Sunsational facts behind solar eclipses

POSTED: 1:30 PM Nov 13 2012   UPDATED: 9:53 AM Oct 21 2014

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon. Click through for some illuminating facts on solar eclipses and safety notes.

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A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon. Click through for some illuminating facts on solar eclipses and safety notes.

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