Get ready for some solar eclipse facts for kids! See why solar eclipses are so amazing, and what causes them! You will learn about how the earth, moon and sun.
A few tips on the rare cosmic event, which last stretched across the US coast to coast 99 years ago. In the United States, the next total solar eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017 — the first time since 1979. After the August 2017 solar eclipse, the US will see another solar eclipse on October 14, 2023. After that, the next total eclipse in the US will occur on April 8, 2024, and will be visible from Texas to Maine.
Things get a little weird during an eclipse. Here are six things to look for. 1.The change in light during an eclipse makes the temperature drop suddenly, which makes animals think that night is coming. 2. The sky will get so dark that stars will look just as bright as they would during the evening. 3.Right before a total eclipse, little snake-like shadows will appear to slither across the ground. 4.Bailey's beads are pearls of sunlight shining through the valleys and mountains of the moon, explained Pickett. You'll see them around the edges of the moon as it passes over the sun. 5.Corona rainbows happens when the air is full of water molecules. 6.During totality, or when the sun is completely covered by the moon, you can see what looks like a sunset -- in every direction -- around the horizon.