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April 15 Lunar Eclipse Resources

Date: 04/11/2014
Category: Programming Ideas and Tips
By: Andy Shaner

On April 15, the full Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow, producing a total lunar eclipse visible across North America. Lunar eclipses are perfectly safe to view, and an exciting family event.

The total lunar eclipse begins at 2 am Eastern time when the edge of the Moon first enters the darkest part of Earth’s shadow.  The Moon will be completely within the shadow for 78 minutes beginning around 3 o’clock in the morning on the east coast, midnight on the west coast.

We’ve assembled a variety of links with information, multimedia, and activities that we hope you will find useful, at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/eclipse/.

Here are three books that would be great additions to an eclipse event:

Exploring the Moon
Rebecca Olien, PowerKids Press, 2007, ISBN 1404234667
The Moon's beginning, layers, surface features, phases, eclipses, and exploration are explained in this easy-to-read book for 8 to 9 year olds. Images to illustrate the author's topic accompany the text.

Moon and Tides
Rob Lang, Creative Teaching Press Inc., 2009, ISBN 1591987083[
After providing basic information about the Moon, the author discusses eclipses, gravity, and tides. Appropriate for children ages 9 to 12.

Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Moon
Joan Marie Galat, Whitecap Books, 2004, ISBN 1552856100
The author shares with children age 9 to 12 stories about the Moon from other cultures. Moon facts, including information about geology, tides, Moon phases, eclipses, are listed with each story presented.

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