Are you Ready for the Eclipse?


"If you live in North America, the overnight hours of April 14-15 will be ones to gape at the sky. Mars comes to within 57.4 million miles of our planet, making its closest approach to us since January 2007, and North America will have a ringside seat to see a total lunar eclipse. The total eclipse begins at 3:07 a.m. EDT and will last seventy-eight minutes."  Joe Rao, Natural History, April 2014.

Would you like to extend your learning experience?  Checkout these titles. Enjoy!


What is an Eclipse?  by Michael Portman.

This book is part of the Space Mysteries and it provides basic information for young readers. 

Eclipses by Nick Hunter

This book looks at solar and lunar eclipses, providing background information about the Sun, the Moon and our planet. The book covers what an eclipse is, what eclipses can look like, how they happen, the effects on wildlife, what people thought of eclipses in the past, how they are studied today, and about eclipses on other planets. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing eclipses. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding.

 The Lunar Cycle: Phases of the Moon Genevieve O'Mara.

The moon is a mysterious, engaging subject. Your readers will learn why the moon looks different everyday as well as the names of its phases. They'll learn about its effect on tides and why eclipses occur.

Source Citation

Rao, Joe. "Lunar dispensation." Natural History Apr. 2014: 47. Biography in Context. Web. 14 Apr. 2014