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What Is a Solar Eclipse?

Solar eclipses are some of nature’s most dramatic celestial performances. Solar eclipses occur when the Earth, moon and sun are aligned in the same plane and the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, partially or completely covering our closest star. The next solar eclipse will occur on March 9, 2016 — learn more on that below.

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This time lapse of the Sun is just jaw dropping

Michael König’s Sun is a spectacular time lapse compilation of our star from the Solar Dynamics Observatory from 2011 to 2015. It includes fantastic clips of solar activity, coronal rain, plasma eruptions, planet flybys, eclipses and more in jaw dropping clarity that you feel like it’s alive, in an omnipotent God-like burning orb sort of way.

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