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If you own a pair of eclipse glasses, you may have a chance to use them on Saturday.
On April 30, there will be a partial solar eclipse in South America, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, and the Southern Ocean, According to NASA.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking sunlight. During a partial solar eclipse, the Moon is not completely aligned with the Earth and the Sun, so it will not completely cover the Sun. Instead, the sun will appear crescent-shaped, according to NASA.
Here’s how to see the eclipse and what you might glimpse:
How do you see the eclipse?
A solar eclipse will be mostly visible in the Southern Hemisphere.
People in “Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay, western Paraguay, southwestern Bolivia, southeastern Peru and a small area in southwestern Brazil” will have the best chance of seeing it, according to NASA.
It will first be visible at 2:45 PM ET (18:45 UTC) and reach its peak at 4:42 PM ET (20:42 UTC).
To view the eclipse safely, you need a special pair of eclipse viewing glasses or sunglasses. Sunglasses do not count. And never look directly at the sun during an eclipse.
If you don’t have the right glasses, you can Create a mini projector To reflect the eclipse image on a flat surface.
The next eclipse that will be visible in North America will be on October 14, 2023. This will be an annular eclipse, which occurs when the Moon is far from the Sun and therefore does not completely cover it. The distance gives the illusion of a “ring of fire” around the moon.
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