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Fun Facts: Solar Eclipse Info

  1. The 2017 solar eclipse was the first solar eclipse in the U.S. for 38 years.
  2. The first state that came in contact during the 2017 solar eclipse was Oregon.
  3. Totality lasted 2 minutes and 40.2 seconds in the 2017 solar eclipse.
  4. The 2017 solar eclipse was the most viewed eclipse.
  5. When the moon is completely blocking the sun, it is safe to look at with the naked eye.
  6. Fourteen states in the U.S. experienced totality.
  7. States that saw totality could see stars during the day.
  8. There was a partial lunar eclipse two weeks before the 2017 solar eclipse.
  9. Staring at a partial solar eclipse can burn a hole in your retina if you don’t have special eye protection.
  10. The next solar eclipse similar to the 2017 solar eclipse is estimated to occur in 2045.

By Carter Catado

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