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Solar System: Eclipses Discuss this eTheme.

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.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8,
  • 9

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Learn about past, present, and future eclipses.
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?"
Learn more about eclipses. See animations and webcasts of eclipses that have already happened.
Select a date and a location. The site will return sunrise, sunset, moon phase information, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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