#SolarEclipse2017: Basic #facts about the #sun and #moon you are too embarrassed to ask | @washingtonpost
Interesting and basic facts about the Sun and the Moon.
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Ecipses happen when the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up just right. The 2:34 video totorial below, from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (download available), explains what happens during a total solar eclipse and a partial eclipse and how often they occur. The video also explains how a solar eclipse differs from a lunar exlipse and, gives a helpful tip on how to remember the difference,
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Cener July 21st announcement of the video tutorial with related videos.
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Emily Morgan takes you through the phases of the Moon in this 4:15 video demonstration that is easy to replicate in a classroom. Materials needed: foam ball, pencil, light source, and yourself. The names for each phase are provided as you model Moon's orbit around you (the Earth).
A Science Friday post by the NASA-sponsored International Observe the Moon team. Includes: Supermoon lunar eclipse video; Moon observation log; Video of 2015 lunar phases; Features map of the Moon; and Create a Moon impact painting. #moon