Ryan Ridden-Harper: Eclipses and Shadows in Space

Just like a basketball sitting in the Sun, planets and moons cast shadows. These enormous shadows can cause eclipses, change the colour of the Moon, and help us discover strange new worlds light years away from us. To prepare for the partial lunar eclipse on the 5th of June 2020, let's talk about eclipses!

This talk is suitable for both children and adults.

This talk was part of our Public Astronomy Night on 29 May 2020. ​​​​​​​You can also watch a recording of the talk here on our Facebook page (see the 'Public Astronomy Nights' playlist).


Covered in this talk:

Y7 - ACSSU115 - Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and the Moon.