How to explain Lunar eclipse to children
The lunar eclipse can be very simply explained to children as below with Hiveparenting…
Hive Parent: Do you know how moon( lunar) eclipse occur?
Child: What is an eclipse?
Hive Parent: Eclipse means in one space object blocking other from seeing another space object.
Child: OK, what happens with lunar eclipse?
Hive Parent: So lunar eclipse means Earth blocking Moon from seeing Sun.
Child: Can we see Moon?
Hive Parent: Yes , since we are on earth and we are in between we can see Moon and Sun both
Child: So how many Lunar eclipses occur in a year?
Hive Parent : Minimum 2 lunar eclipse occurs every year, some time it can be more than 2.
Child: Can you show me how lunar eclipse occur?
Hive Parent: Yes this is how it looks
The geometry that creates a total lunar eclipse. Credit: NASA
Hive Parent: Do you wish to color the lunar eclipse as “Project Lunar eclipse”?
Download the coloring sheet here