An Interactive Demonstration of Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Rosvick, Joanne (2008) An Interactive Demonstration of Solar and Lunar Eclipses. Astronomy Education Review, 7 (2). ISSN 15391515


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This article describes a demonstration of solar and lunar eclipses using hoops and balls of different sizes to represent the orbits and bodies involved. The demonstration presents the students with a three-dimensional view of the arrangement of the Earth, its Moon, and their respective orbits, and illustrates why people on Earth do not experience eclipses every month.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 02:42
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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