VIDEO: Watch the rare solar eclipse in "totality"

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Scientists walk us through a LIVE total solar eclipse happening in Micronesia on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

It's not often we can see a deep black hole in the sky -- join ABC7 and the Exploratorium in experiencing an incredible, visually exciting glimpse of the total solar eclipse. In case your missed it, you can watch the entire total eclipse right here.

Few people will see this amazing phenomenon with their own eyes, because the "path of totality" - the area on earth where you see the moon fully covering the sun - is only 100 miles wide. However, with the help of Exploratorium's crew, the public can now view the eclipse live from Micronesia.

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What is a total solar eclipse?
Paul Doherty, a Sr. Scientist at The Exploratorium, explains that a total solar eclipse happens when the moon moves precisely to cover the entire bright surface of the sun. There is a totally black circle in the sky surrounded by the outer atmosphere of the sun that we can't see normally see. Listen in as Paul Doherty describes the science of it all:

RAW VIDEO: What is a total solar eclipse?
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Paul Doherty, a Sr. Scientist at The Exploratorium explains that a total solar eclipse happens when the moon moves precisely to cover the entire bright surface of the sun. Listen in as Paul Doherty describes the science of it all!

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