The Weirdest Things That Happen During a Solar Eclipse

Shadows get freaky, day becomes night, and the Sun begins to look strange.

Rebecca Jean T.
Aha!
Published in
6 min readApr 4, 2024

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The black circle of the Moon blocking the Sun, leaving on a white halo visible on a black sky.
Totality during a total solar eclipse. Credit: Scott Szarapka on Unsplash.

It is not often that humans get a chance to view grand celestial events live without the need for specialized equipment. One of the most exciting is a total solar eclipse. During a solar eclipse, like the one on April 8th, the Sun, Moon and Earth…

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Rebecca Jean T.
Aha!
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Published author on NASA’s Radio Jove newsletter and contributing writer for Aha!. Researching science topics to deliver to you in bite-sized stories.