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Solar Eclipse - 20th March 2015

On Friday 20th March we were delighted to be able to witness a partial solar eclipse. All of the children enjoyed learning about what causes the eclipse and we used colanders to watch the eclipse happen.


"It was amazing to see the light change and hear the birds start singing their evening chorus."


What is a solar eclipse?


As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy.



In Warwickshire we experienced a partial (98%) solar eclipse.