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Sun-Earth Day Presents: Eclipse, In a Different Light


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Solar Eclipses Through Space and Time
Cycles in the Sky
With this presentation (complete with notes) you will learn what a solar eclipse is and what it looks like, how and why solar eclipses happen, types of solar eclipses, eclipse cycles, scientific research performed during solar eclipses and the March 29th 2006 Solar Eclipse! An eclipse activity involving calculation of angular diameters is included.
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Total Solar Eclipse of March 29th 2006
Make your next presentation a memorable one with this extraordinary ppt show directly from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak.
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Solar Eclipses
Enjoy this presentation complete with beautiful graphics about a NASA spacecraft called SOHO that creates a false eclipse with its coronograph instrument and observes the Sun all day, everyday. Its observations can be compared with others on Earth during an eclipse to learn even more about them. If desired, you can also download and include two separate animations below.
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Making Sun-Earth Connections
This content presentation has been rewritten on four different grade levels. Each presentation includes colorful graphics and presentation notes to help students understand the dynamics of the Sun, of the aurora, and of the turbulent space around Earth.
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Sun, Earth, and Moon
Learn more about total, partial and annular solar eclipses! You will also see examples of a variety of celestial bodies that are always “eclipsing” or moving in front of each other.


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Eclipse PowerPoint Backgrounds
We have created several background slides for those wishing to enhance or create your own Sun-Earth Day PowerPoint presentation.


To download the movie files, right click the link and select 'Save Target As', and choose where you would like the files to be saved in the window that appears.

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Eclipse Fact

During totality, the horizon is illuminated in a narrow band of light, because an observer is seeing distant localities not under the direct umbra of the Moon's shadow.

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