|Solar eclipse. Image: pixbox77; FreeDigitalPhotos.|
November 25th, 2011, brings the fourth and final solar eclipse for the year - a partial solar eclipse. Look to the skies if you happen to be in southern South Africa, Antarctica, Tasmania, or parts of New Zealand.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun. During a total solar eclipse, the moon blocks the entire sun from view; during a partial solar eclipse, the moon obscures only a portion of the sun.
For more information about the November 2011 partial solar eclipse and eclipses in general, check out these useful sites:
- timeanddate.com: Solar and Lunar Eclipses
- msnbc.com: Solar eclipse this Friday could wow small audience
- NASA: Eclipse Web Site
- StarDate: 2011 Lunar and Solar Eclipses
- The Old Farmer's Almanac: Eclipse Dates for 2011
- MrEclipse.com: Solar Eclipses for Beginners
- EarthSky: Why aren't there eclipses at every full and new moon?
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