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The 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipse Double-Header

The Perfect Opportunity to Highlight Three-Dimensional Science Learning

The Science Teacher—Fall 2023 (Volume 90, Issue 7)

By Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi

The 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipse Double-Header

North America will experience a solar eclipse “double-header” this fall. While 500 million people will see two partial eclipses (when the Moon covers part of the Sun), those fortunate enough to be in a 125-mile-wide path on October 14, 2023, will see an annular (ring of fire) eclipse of the Sun. Even more impressive, those in the roughly 100-mile-wide path of totality on April 8, 2024, will see a spectacular total eclipse.

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