The solar system and beyond bonnie and euncie science
By Eunice Lee, and Bonnie Sezto
Myths About eclipseThe people of many cultures from all parts of the globe have developedvarious myths and legends about eclipses. Many believe that an eclipse is anomen of some natural disaster or the death or downfall of a ruler.
Solar EclipseSometimes the moon blocks the light from the sun, this is called Solar Eclipse.During a total Eclipse, viewers within a strip of earth’s Surface, called thepath of totality, witness the sun totally obscured for a few moment by themoon.
Milky way galaxyThis map shows the full extent of theMilky Way galaxy - a spiral galaxy of atleast two hundred billion stars.
Solar SystemThe Solar System is full ofplanets, moons, asteroids, comets, minor planets, and many other excitingobjects. Learn about Io, the explosivemoon that orbits the planet Jupiter, orexplore the gigantic canyons anddeserts on Mars.
EarthEarth, our home planet, is the onlyplanet in our solar system known toharbor life. All of the things we needto survive are provided under a thinlayer of atmosphere that separates usfrom the uninhabitable void of space.
Day and night The Earth rotates on an axis, making one full rotation every 24 hours. Different sides of the Earth are exposed to the sun during the course of these 24 hours, with half of the planet being exposed to sun while the other half is deprived of light. It is this rotation that causes day and night.
Leap YearLeap Years are needed to keep ourcalendar in alignment with the Earthsrevolutions around the sun. It takes theEarth approximately 365.242199 days– or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes,and 46 seconds (a tropical year) – tocircle once around the Sun.