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Why Don't Eclipses Happen Every Month? [Activity - Shadows and Silhouettes]

  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
Create 3D models of the Earth, Moon and Sun and demonstrate solar and lunar eclipse in this group activity. Show why we do not see eclipses at every full and new Moon.

You might want to introduce this activity with one of the activities linked below.

Uploaded: October 2008

Video

Tutorial: Why Don't Eclipses Happen Every Month?

Video demonstration of this activity. For information on explaining the specifics of why eclipses do not happen every month, go to 2:57 in the video.

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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