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Published in 2015
A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and liberation videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar reconnaissance Orbiter data. This video is public...
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Published in 2012
From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn't always look like this. Thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we now have a better look at some of the moon's history. Learn more in this video!
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Published in 2017
A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth once every year or two. What is an eclipse? Learn more about how solar eclipses happen, the four types of eclipses, and how to view the sun safely if you're within the path of totality.
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Using elevation and image data returned by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), this animation takes the viewer on a virtual tour of the Moon. The viewer flies over the lunar terrain, coming in for close looks at a variety of interesting sites. Sites were chosen to illustrate a wide variety of lunar...
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Published in 2018
What is a lunar eclipse? What is a solar eclipse? This short video explains the difference between these regularly occurring events that can be observed from Earth.
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Published in 2017
On Earth, a total solar eclipse means that for just a few minutes, the sky goes dark. But what does a total solar eclipse look like from space?
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Published in 2013
YouTube video describing what it would be like if the moon orbited the Earth at the same distance as the ISS.
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NASA is the hub of all astronomy science knowledge. This is a visual collection of all their space research -- from the moon landings to the outer edges of the Kuiper Belt. This is the NASA Visualization Explorer -- the coolest way to get stories about NASA's exploration of the Earth, sun, moon,...
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Published in 2014
These drafts were written to help delve more deeply into the explanations and descriptions for why we have lunar phases; while the style is similar to other probes, these have not been through the extensive testing done by NSTA's assessment probes.
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Students gain a better perspective on the relationship between the size and distance of the Moon by creating a scale model. Students will predict and measure the size of the Moon relative to the Earth's diameter, and predict and measure the distance of the Moon relative to a scale model of the Earth...
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PDF sheets of moon phases.
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This activity is designed to show stdents the relationship between ocean tides and the lunar movements. It uses the tide data for Boston Harbor to show these relationships, but data from other sites can also be used.
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This manipulative by the National Weather Service has diagrams thatconnect the lunar phases to the tides.
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Thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (with additional help from Google,) 2 million pairs of eclipse glasses were distributed free through public libraries in anticipation of this August’s solar eclipse.   More than 2,000 public libraries received a package of free glasses, plus an...
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Published in 2017
These pinhole projector eclipse postcards allow you to safely observe an eclipse, such as the North American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. The two sided postcard features a map of the contiguous US and what percentage of the eclipse different locations saw. The other side shows how to see...
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Published in 2017
In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.
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Published in 1994
This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.
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In this 30-minute activity, children ages 7 and up, and their families go outside on a clear evening and view the sky to see the Moon for themselves. Using sky charts and other resources, and possibly in partnership with a local astronomical society, children navigate the Moon's impact craters, flat...
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Produced for NASA by the Goddard Space Flight Center, offers an educational and entertaining site that allows viewers of all ages to have fun with Moon phasing.
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A tediously accurate scale model of the solar system. Scroll across the screen to see the true scale of the universe.
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