Total Solar Eclipse
CBS NEWS - The only total solar eclipse of the year arrives this week. On Monday, December 14, lucky skywatchers will have the chance to spot the spectacular celestial event, when the new moon fully blocks the sun, creating temporary darkness during what NASA calls "one of nature's most awe-inspiring sights."
When the moon covers the sun completely, the sun's atmosphere — known as its corona — can be seen. This year, it coincides with the impressive Geminids meteor shower.
Unfortunately, this solar eclipse will only track over parts of South America, so relatively few people will be able to watch it live. However, several live streams of the event will ensure eager amateur astronomers have a chance to see the eclipse, no matter where in the world you are located....READ MORE
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