Gap Fill - Solar Eclipse - Level 6


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Astronomers and chased a solar eclipse across the on Monday. This occurred while millions of people in Canada, the USA and Mexico gazed into the sky to catch a of a rare celestial event - a total eclipse of the sun. The sun, moon and Earth aligned to block the of the sun's disc. NASA equipped its high- WB-57 planes with special sensors and instrumentation to gather from the unique solar event. Pilots navigated a path within the eclipse, 15,240 meters high, to get a view of the corona – the sun's outer . NASA also fired rockets into Earth's atmosphere, known as the , to try to unravel some of the sun's greatest .

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