Geometry of a solar eclipse. Since the Moon is small compared to Earth its shadow is narrow. Any place where the darker part of the shadow (the umbra) falls would have a total eclipse, but within the outer part of the shadow (the penumbra) the eclipse is only partial. Mona Evans, "Solar Eclipses" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28395.asp
Solar Eclipses: An Observer's Guide (Infographic) - When the moon covers up the sun, skywatchers delight in the opportunity to see a rare spectacle. Mona Evans, “Solar Eclipses” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28395.asp
If you were on the Moon during a lunar eclipse, you'd see a solar eclipse. French astronomer and artist Lucien Rudaux imagines the scene. Earth's disk is black here, but except for a very dark eclipse, Earth's night-side would be faintly visible. And the Sun's corona wouldn't be because the Earth's disk would cover it. Mona Evans, "Lunar Eclipses" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28454.asp
'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse. This photo of an annular solar eclipse was taken on May 20, 2012 in Roswell, NM, USA. The Moon's orbit isn't exactly circular and the Moon seems smaller when it's more distant. This means it doesn't quite cover the Sun during an eclipse. (Credit: Joel Dykstra) Mona Evans, “Solar Eclipses” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28395.asp
If you were on the Moon during a total lunar eclipse, you'd see a total solar eclipse. It might look something like this, with the Earth's nightside faintly shining. (Credit: Hana Gartstein) Mona Evans, "Lunar Eclipses" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28454.asp
Path of the March 20, 2015 solar eclipse. It occurs on the day of the March equinox, which hasn't happened since the 17th century. The only land areas where the total eclipse may be visible are the Faroe Islands and the island of Svalbard. But Europe, North Africa, parts of the Middle East & north central Asia will have a partial eclipse. Mona Evans, “Solar Eclipses” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28395.asp
Make learning about phases of the moon fun and easy with these letters written by Zog, the alien, back to his people on Zipton. As Zog writes he explains all about the phases of the moon. You see, Zipton doesn't have a moon, so this is all very new to Zog!
This is an expandable guide about the planets of our solar system! Compact and easy to use, this foldable will display all eight planets and their facts... planetary motions, the Moon, the Dwarf Planets, and other celestial objects (asteroids, meteoriods, and comets) have their own sections on this foldable. An added bonus to this foldable is the Space Exploration Timeline.
This is an expandable, interactive guide about the planets of our solar system! After construction, this interactive notebook activity can be used as a personal study tool or as a group study tool. Play it like a trivia game with others or like flashcards with a partner!