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Watch: Elder Stevenson Shares What Happens When We Let Social Media Eclipse Our Spirituality

A total solar eclipse is when the moon comes between the earth and the sun, temporarily obscuring the earth from the light and warmth of the sun.

Though it may appear during a total solar eclipse that the moon is just as large as the sun, this, of course, is not true. 

"If you imagine the sun as the size of a common bicycle tire, the moon in comparison would be scarcely the size of a small pebble," Elder Gary E. Stevenson says in a new church video. "Although the sun is 400 times larger than the moon, it is also 400 times farther away from the earth. From this perspective, the geometry makes the sun appear to be the same size."

But just like the moon obscuring the sun during a solar eclipse, distractions in our lives, including social media, can obscure the light and joy of the gospel.


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