Written in 1998 for the full solar eclipse in Maracaibo, Venezuela. When the sun was completely blocked by the moon and the birds stopped singing, the students around me broke out into song; the song I'd written for them. It was probably my best teaching moment ever!
Easy to learn, accompany on guitar. Difficult vocabulary made easy.
Lyrics/sheet music available (melody in key of D)
To hear the song in the key of D--good for young voices) mp3 sample (voice and guitar) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Solar-Eclipse-Song-mp3-The-Day-the-Day-Became-the-Night-1772145
Written and performed by Nora Louise Syran
Solar eclipse. Song. Total solar eclipse. Solar Eclipse Activity