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Hows, whys and wheres of the solar eclipse

editor@lakevillejournal.com

On Monday, Aug. 21, at about 1:25 p.m., the sun will slowly disappear from the skies over the Northwest Corner. Few, if any, residents will think it’s being eaten by dragons and start banging drums to scare them away. The idea of a solar eclipse is well-known. Less well-known is precisely what causes a solar eclipse and what to expect when one occurs. The Lakeville Journal spoke with Kristen Larsen, professor of astronomy at Central Connecticut State University, to find out.

What causes an eclipse

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