Solar System: Eclipses
These sites have information about solar and lunar eclipses. Includes descriptions, Webcasts, images, and charts. There are also sky charts and descriptions of the earth, moon, and sun relationships.
NASA: Eclipse Home Page
Learn about past, present, and future eclipses.
Sun Comparison Activities
Learn about different aspects of the sun and their magnitude in relation to things you might know. Includes "How Big is the Sun?" and "How Hot is the Sun?"
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality
Learn more about eclipses. See animations and webcasts of eclipses that have already happened.
Sun and Moon Data
Select a date and a location. The site will return sunrise, sunset, moon phase information, and more.
Astronomy With A Stick: Daytime Astronomy
Teachers can register their school to participate in this online project. There are many activities for students to observe the relationship between the sun and earth.
Effects During a Total Solar Eclipse
This page describes the observable changes that occur on earth during a solar eclipse.
Earth and Moon Viewer
Click on "Map of the Earth" to see current day and night regions. You can also view the earth and moon from various locations.
Students can look at many different photographs of eclipses. This site also has explanations of lunar and solar eclipses for beginners. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Use the astronomy dictionary to learn the difference between rotation and revolution. Go to "The Planets" to find the period of rotation for each planet.
Watch the movie and take the quiz to learn about solar and lunar eclipses.
BBC: Safety in Sight
Read about the precautions to take when viewing a solar eclipse. Under "Eclipse Archive" students can find audio and video clips of past eclipses. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
This site has information on the sun/earth environment.
How Solar Eclipses Work
This site has diagrams and photographs to explain how a solar eclipse works. There is a link to "How does a pinhole camera work?" NOTE: The site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Solar System: Rotation and Revolution
These sites demonstrate rotation, revolution, and the orbit of planets and moons in our solar system. Includes information about day/night cycles, rotational periods, constellations, moon phases, and telling time.
eThemes Resource: Solar System: Earth's Moon
This resource is about the moon that revolves around earth. Learn about the waxing and waning phases. See video and photographs of the moon.
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