“Exploring the Solar System: Solar Eclipse” is a hands-on activity demonstrating how the particular alignment of the Sun, Earth, and Moon can cause an eclipse. Visitors investigate the positions of these objects to create shadows and learn about the total solar eclipse that will traverse the continental United States in August, 2017.
- A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth.
- A solar eclipse is a rare and beautiful event.
- People have observed and tried to explain solar eclipses for thousands of years.
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