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‘A happy celestial coincidence.’ Chicagoans experience partial eclipse as Adler Planetarium announces partial reopening

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A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow that fully or partially blocks the sun’s light on Earth. However, the moon’s orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, so the moon is closer or farther away from Earth at different points in its cycle, Nichols said.

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