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Eclipse 2015

The 20th March 2015 was a really special date when we got to experience a partial solar eclipse.  Wow!  This phenomenon is quite rare and the next solar eclipse will not occur until 2026! 


So what happens in a solar eclipse?  Well, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. Those of you who wore your special glasses will have seen a change in the shape and size of the sun as the moon passed through.  You should have also noticed a change in the temperature and it became a bit darker outside.


We also completed a range of solar eclipse activities including compiling a glossary of vocabulary related to the eclipse, creating a chalk eclipse picture and illustrating a comic strip about the Viking myth of how the eclipse began.  What a busy day!

Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion