2017 Solar Eclipse Printable!

Hi everyone! As most of you know we’re expecting a Solar Eclipse to occur tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2017. The eclipse is expected to pass through 14 states in the U.S. and be visible to everyone in the U.S. including North America and parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will be able to see at least a partial solar eclipse!

I have a fun and FREE 2017 Solar Eclipse worksheet download for you to use in your class/homeschool!

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What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse is a celestial event in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth blocking all or part of the sun from view. The entire event usually lasts around three hours from start to finish. The last time the U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979 and at the risk of aging myself, I do remember the event!

There are between 2-5 solar eclipses every year including total, partial, and annular.

 

There are three main types of eclipses:

  • Total Eclipse: A total eclipse occurs when the Moon completely covers the Sun as seen from Earth.
  • Partial Eclipse: A partial eclipse happens when the moon only partially covers the Sun.
  • Annular Eclipse: An Annular Eclipse is when the Moon appears smaller than the Sun as it passes centrally across the solar disk and a bright ring of sunlight remains visible during the eclipse.

 

Can you look directly at a solar eclipse?

NOOOO!!!

You never want to look directly at the sun without appropriate protection. The sun outputs more power than our eye is designed to handle. Exposing our eye to that kind of power can damage the retina permanently. So please be careful when viewing a solar eclipse!

–>> A great alternative for risking using glasses, especially with younger kiddos is to watch the LIVE NASA STREAM. They will be showing the eclipse live in its entirety!

 

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–>> Download my FREE 2017 Solar Eclipse worksheets here and have fun enjoying this rare event! <<–

11 Comments

  • Gretchen August 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    so awesome of you to do all of this work and then share it with all of us. I will use these with my 2 girls as well as my niece and nephew who will be with us. Thanks for all you do. <3

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  • Sherry August 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you so much for the eclipse printables! We are headed to Marysville Kansas tomorrow for the excitement! We will have our glasses and our printables with us!

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    • erica August 21, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      How exciting! Hope you have a great day!

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  • Heidi @HeidiNaturally August 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Great work! Your talent and skills are amazing.

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  • Cyndi August 21, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Thanks for sharing this with all of us!!!
    God Bless!!

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  • Aimee Hutton August 21, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Thank you Erica! We really appreciate everything you do!

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  • Andi Nicole August 21, 2017 at 8:13 am

    You are amazing!! Thank you for sharing this with us! My children will love!

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    • erica August 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comment 🙂 I hope you enjoy the solar eclipse!

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  • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Thank you so much! Perfect for our social studies scrapbook. I really appreciate you creating and sharing this!

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  • Susan August 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you so much!

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  • Kimberly August 22, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Thanks so much for the free solar eclipse worksheets!

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