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    Why you can see a solar eclipse only from a small part of the Earth. The Moon is small compared to Earth, so its shadow is narrow. Any place where the darker part of the shadow (the umbra) falls has a total eclipse and within the outer part of the shadow (the penumbra) the eclipse is partial. ©Mona Evans, “Solar Eclipses”

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Skywatcher David M. captured this view of crescent shadows cast on a robin by the annular solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 from Denver, Colo.

Partial solar eclipse projected through leaves and insert of eclipse seen at Udumalpet, India in January 2010. It's the same principle as viewing using a pinhole in a piece of card or a pinhole camera. Here the light is filtered through small gaps between the leaves. The car is an unusual screen. (Photo: Sivakumar V K) ©Mona Evans, “Solar Eclipses” www.bellaonline.c...

Partial Solar Eclipse. (2013-10-23) (Credit: Jeremy Perez Flagstaff, Arizona, USA) This is a splendid photo of the eclipse. Mona Evans, “Solar Eclipses” www.bellaonline.c...

FREE!!!! Comparing the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon Science and Lit

Students draw, match, and cut-and-paste labeled pictures that show each phase of the moon as viewed from Earth in 4 differentiated activities! Meet the needs and various abilities of your students with these differentiated activities! Reinforce and assess their learning by using these fun activities! $