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The Solar Eclipse 2015

Today, Friday March 20th there was a partial solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse is where some, but not all of the sun is blocked out. It started at 8.25 a.m. and ended at 10.36 a.m. It reached its peak at 9.28 a.m, which means that that's the time when most of the sun is blocked out. It hurts your eyes to look at the eclipse, just as it does if you look at the sun so we made pinhole cameras to look at it. Sadly they didn't work as it was very cloudy today.
Eclipses only happen once or twice a year but they usually happen over remote islands or the ocean so only a very small amount of people see it. The last solar eclipse was in 1999 and it was a full one. The next partial eclipse will be in 2026 and the next full eclipse will be in 2090. There are really tall pine trees near the playground in our school and rooks are always flying around or making their nests. One of our observations was, that as it got darker, nearly all of the  rooks had stopped moving or gone to sleep as they thought it was nighttime.                                                                    
By Ellie and Callum
By Ellie & Callum


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