Sunsational facts behind solar eclipses

Published: Nov 13 2012 01:30:29 PM EST   Updated On: Oct 21 2014 09:53:15 AM EDT

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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