Google celebrates solar eclipse 2017 with new Doodle

By Sheri Elfman  |  Aug. 21, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Google's Doodle celebrates the solar eclipse Monday with an interactive Doodle.

An eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking the light of the sun from reaching us, Google explained.

This will be the first total solar eclipse within the contiguous United States since Feb. 26, 1979. The 1979 eclipse passed over the northwestern United States in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and Canadian provinces.

To learn more about solar eclipse science, you can click beyond the Doodle to Google Search and get some facts courtesy of the space aliens in the Google Doodle.

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