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Eclipses

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This was created to meet the curriculum outcomes in New Brunswick's Grade 6 Science Space unit.

This was created to meet the curriculum outcomes in New Brunswick's Grade 6 Science Space unit.

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  • 1. Sunday, September 7th , 2008 SPACE Eclipses
  • 2. Eclipses  Eclipses happen when one planetary body passes into the shadow of another.  Eclipse is a Greek word that means “cease to exist”.
  • 3.  The two most common kinds of eclipses are:  1. A Solar Eclipse – when the sun is blocked by the moon.  The moon’s shadow falls on the Earth and it seems to us that the sun ceases to exist momentarily…  …at least for the people under the black shadow.
  • 4.  2. Lunar Eclipse – when the moon is blocked by the Earth’s shadow.  (The moon ceases to exist…for a few moments)
  • 5.  During a solar eclipse, you can see the moon slowly move between the Sun and the Earth…  …blocking the sun’s rays for us here on Earth…  …making the sun seem to disappear briefly.  animation
  • 6.  Solar Eclipse video  Solar Eclipse as seen from Hawaii observatory - video
  • 7.  During a lunar eclipse you can see the moon move into the Earth’s shadow…  …blocking it from the sun’s rays.  This seems to make the moon disappear briefly.
  • 8. Lunar Eclipse Animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNKQ9jGmiM
  • 9.  Animation review