Solar Eclipse 2015

March 20th, 2015 by Sarah Turnham

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s orbit lines up in between the Sun and the Earth.  The Moon blocks out the Sun’s light for a short time, casting a shadow on the Earth.  It’s a rare event and only possible when the Moon is at exactly the right distance from the Earth. Many of our pupils witnessed this awesome event as it was aired on our big screen in the atrium.  The next big partial eclipse in the UK will be in August 2026.  The UK hasn’t seen a total solar eclipse – where the Moon completely covers the Sun – since 1999, and won’t get another one until 2090.

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