Total Lunar Eclipse

[ 3 ] August 27, 2007 |

MoonchangebookOn August 28th the Moon crosses into the Earth’s shadow and will undergo its second total eclipse in 2007. This event can be seen to varying degrees by much of North America. It begins at 5:52 am ET and lasts for about 90 minutes. Whether you get a chance to see all or parts of the eclipse — talking about the event can still be fun for our kids.

Some children are fascinated by the moon, the sun, and the stars. Not all kids are old enough to understand that a lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth casts a shadow (Umbra) by getting between the sun and the moon. But no matter the child’s age, you can still share the event with them by checking out the sky together, sharing some great books about the moon or cutting moon shapes out of colored paper. See more moon ideas from the past in — Make it a Moon Week.

For details on viewing this Total Lunar Eclipse, visit Space.com. The next total lunar eclipse is scheduled for February 20-21, 2008.

Read The Moon Seems to Change by Dr. Franklyn M. Branley Illustrated by Barbara & Ed Emberley

Category: activities: outdoor, books / stories


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    Here is more info about the Total Lunar Eclipse, February 20-21, 2008

    http://kidoinfo.com/total-lunar-eclipse-feb-20-2008/

  2. merso says:

    The total solar eclipse 2009 would be the most perfect total solar eclipse in twenty-first century according to some people.
    More details for Solar Eclipse 2009.

  3. merso says:

    2 best methods to photograph of Solar Eclipse 2009 on July 22,2009:
    1. Magnification Photography;
    2. Direct Focus Photography.
    Learn More about how to photograph solar eclipse.

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