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April's 'Black Moon' will cause a partial solar eclipse

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A select few will see something unusual in the sky at the end of the month, according to NASA — there will be a partial eclipse of the sun, visible only in a few regions of the Earth. 

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A solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s orbit lines up with the sun during the daytime so that it partially or fully blocks the sun’s light for a brief window of time.  

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During a full eclipse, the moon blocks the sun completely, while in a partial eclipse when they are not perfectly aligned, the moon’s body blocks only part of the sun, giving it a crescent shape. 

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On April 30, those who live in parts of southern South America and the south Pacific and Southern Oceans will have a chance to spot a partial eclipse just before sunset

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If you happen to live at the edge of Antarctica, you also have a chance to spot the eclipse, but we’re sadly out of luck in Canada.

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The eclipse is set to occur during the new moon. As it is the second new moon of the month of April, it’s given the unofficial moniker of a “Black Moon,” according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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