After nearly seven years, a solar eclipse will again be visible in Naperville on April 8. 

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the view either totally or partially. While Naperville won’t see totality, the sight will still be worth viewing. 

What will the solar eclipse look like in Naperville?

“You’ll see a really good deep partial eclipse. It’s going to get down to where about 94 percent of the surface of the sun is going to be covered by the shadow of the moon,” said Rick Gering, president of the Naperville Astronomical Association. “You’ll probably see some pinhole camera effects where the light comes through the spaces between leaves and bushes and the trees, and you’ll see little silhouettes of the crescent sun splayed across the ground.”

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