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Eclipse facts


  • The solar eclipse occurs when the moon appears to be the same size as the sun and blocks the whole disk, which leads to a period of darkness lasting several minutes depending where you are located.


  •  The day before the eclipse the moon will come closest to the earth this month, which means on eclipse day the moon is approximately only 223,000 miles away. 


  • The eclipse on April 8, 2024 was a total solar eclipse. It projected over most of America and some areas were completely dark, like in certain parts of Texas. 


  • NASA estimates that there are about two to three solar eclipses each year, and total solar eclipses where the moon completely covers the sun only happens about two times every three years.


  • Lunar eclipses only occur during a full moon.


  • ‘Syzygy’ is the term for when the earth, sun and moon align.


  • ‘Totality’ is the term used when the moon is completely darkened.


  • There are three types of lunar eclipses: total, partial and penumbral.


  • Refraction causes the moon to look red during an eclipse.


  • Eclipses will be different in several million to a few billion years.


  • The longest duration for a total solar eclipse possible is 7.5 minutes


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Zoey Stueck, Staff Writer
Zoey Stueck is a freshman and a staff writer for NUmedia. This is her first year in student media at Nevada Union. In her free time she likes to snowboard and listen to music. At school she enjoys art and sometimes math, and is joining the snowboard team. Her goal this year is to progress tremendously this year in snowboarding.

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