Day: January 24, 2018

NASA JPL News: Teachable Moment: Watching This Month’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Animation showing a total lunar eclipse. Credit: NASA Goddard Media Studios

 

From NASA/JPL

A full moon is always a good reason to go outside and turn your head toward the sky, but those who do so early on January 31 will be treated to the sight of a total lunar eclipse.  It’s the only total lunar eclipse visible from North America in 2018, so it’s a great opportunity for students to observe the Moon – and for teachers to make connections to in-class science content.

In the latest Teachable Moment from NASA/JPL Edu, education specialist Lyle Tavernier explains what causes a total lunar eclipse, what it tells us about Earth and how to see one in action on January 31. Teachers and parents can also explore a collection of lessons and activities to get students curious and excited about the Moon.

Read the article here.