The U.S. will experience a solar eclipse in 2017. This 21 slide animated PowerPoint presentation on what happens and what to expect during a total eclipse, partial eclipse or annular eclipse of the sun. Explains the three shadows, the umbra, penumbra, and antumbra, how the moon must cross Earth's orbit, must be a new moon, and how a total eclipse must occur at its perigee or closest distance from Earth. Links to video on how an eclipse works and how to make a pinhole viewer. Details the path of the 2017 solar eclipse and the time it starts to when it will finish. Describes how eclipses are predicted with the Saros cycle, and shows students when the next eclipse over North America will be. Made for wide screen. Includes a review slide you can use as an assessment with 10 questions and a key.
© Deborah Hayes aka HappyEdugator. For classroom and homeschool use.