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Total solar eclipse is almost here. Here are 10 things to know – National [Video]

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Canadians are gearing up for Monday’s total solar eclipse that could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many.

Preparations are underway in cities and towns that fall in the path of totality as visitors across the country plan to catch a glimpse of the rare celestial event.

Several schools in Ontario and Quebec are closed on April 8, while some people are taking a day off from work.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region, which is expecting thousands of visitors, has declared a state of emergency “out of an abundance of caution.”

Here are some of the most popular questions people have been asking on Google about the solar eclipse.

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A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on Earth, according to the Canadian Space Agency.

A total solar eclipse is when the moon perfectly aligns with the Earth and sun, completely blocking the sunlight and causing darkness for some time.

In a partial solar eclipse, the …

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