Sunsational facts behind solar eclipses

Posted: 1:30 PM EST Nov 13, 2012   Updated: 9:53 AM EDT 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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