A conversation in the shadows of the sun in Cavendish

Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m.—CAVENDISH—The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s (CCCA) Walk and Talk Committee will host a talk by noted astronomer Claudio Veliz about the upcoming total solar eclipse on Tuesday at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library, 573 Main Street in Proctorsville. Safe, solar-filtered glasses will be handed out to attendees, complete with instructions on their use during the eclipse.

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Solar eclipse

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, obscuring all or part of the sun’s light from the viewpoint of Earth. This happens only during the new moon phase when the sun and moon are aligned. Depending on the alignment and the observer’s location, a solar eclipse can be total, partial, or annular. Total solar eclipses occur when the moon completely covers the sun, while partial eclipses occur when only a portion of the sun is obscured. An annular eclipse happens when the moon covers the center of the sun, leaving a ring of sunlight visible around the moon’s edges.

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