by Nick Hunter

Part of a Series: The Night Sky: and Other Amazing Sights in Space.

This volume captures the beauty of solar and lunar eclipses and in straightforward terms, explains how and why they happen (“Although the Sun is around 400 times bigger than the Moon, the Moon is 400 times closer to Earth. That means that they look the same size in the sky.”). Descriptions of the sun’s and moon’s roles are accompanied by attractive color photographs and clear diagrams. The text also covers confusing effects that eclipses can have on some animals and interesting beliefs about eclipses through history. Additionally, readers are warned never to look directly at the Sun during an eclipse. Back matter includes instructions to model a solar eclipse with a ball and a flashlight, as well as a glossary, suggestions for further reading, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, and an index.

ISBN: 9781432975159

JLG Release: February 2014

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    First Library

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 11/16" x 8 11/16"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.1, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.4, Points: 2


    Level: 570L

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