Eclipse

Observe solar and lunar eclipses as the Moon orbits Earth. The full and partial shadows of the Moon and Earth can be displayed, and the Moon can also be dragged around Earth. See what the Moon and Sun look like from Earth during partial and total eclipses.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define eclipse.
  • Determine how eclipses occur.
  • Use the positions of the Sun, Moon, and Earth to identify types of eclipses.
  • Identify the umbra and penumbra.
  • Describe the corona.
VOCABULARY:
  • corona, eclipse, lunar eclipse, penumbra, solar eclipse, umbra

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