An eclipse with mountains surrounding it.

What’s Above Us Part 8: Earthshine and Eclipses

Middle - Secondary

Sophie Penner

Sophie Penner

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Sophie creates educational videos at Pinnguaq and is interested in math, English, and history. She enjoys creating videos, writing, and spending time in nature. Currently, she is in 12th grade at the Virtual Learning Centre.

Part 8 explores how eclipses work, the different types of lunar eclipses, and the proper protection for eyes when viewing an eclipse. This video highlights how the view of an eclipse changes based on the viewer’s geographical location and the key differences between a lunar and solar eclipses. Viewers will learn important terms, like “earthshine” and “syzygy”, and how celestial bodies interact to form an eclipse.

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