Planet postcards 1. Choose a planet you would like to know more about. You cannot choose Earth. 2. Using books or any other sources of information find out five facts about that planet. 3. Design a postcard from that planet. You need to draw a front to the postcard that suits your planet. 4. Write a postcard to someone on Earth as if you are visiting the planet you have chosen. You must use your five facts in your postcard.
What happens during a solar eclipse? During a solar eclipse the Moon moves directly between the Sun and the Earth. During a solar eclipse the Moon blocks the Sun’s rays from reaching part of the Earth.
What happens during a lunar eclipse? During a lunar eclipse the Earth blocks the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon. During a lunar eclipse the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Sun. Where must the Moon be for a lunar eclipse to take place?
The Moon The Sun and the Moon look about the same size from Earth, but they are not. The Sun is about 400 times wider than the Moon but is 400 times further away! The Moon takes just over 27 days to orbit the Earth. sunlight
The Phases of the Moon These are called the phases of the Moon sunlight These are the views of the Moon from Earth.