A solar eclipse is about to block the sunlight… for a little while anyway.
On July 11, 2010, those living in northern New Zealand, the Cook Islands, the Society Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island will be able to see a solar eclipse lasting 3 to 4 minutes.
Solar eclipses happen when the moon blocks out the light from the sun. The moon has to get directly in front off the sun to block out the sunlight and create a full or nearly full solar eclipse.
Always be careful when viewing a solar eclipse. Looking directly at the solar eclipse can cause injury to your eyes.
If you can’t get down to the South Pacific to view this solar eclipse, be sure you check out the news online and on TV — you’re sure to see some amazing footage!
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