Total Solar Eclipse
Title: Total Eclipse
A once-in-a-lifetime event is coming THIS SUMMER! The Great American Eclipse will sweep across the USA on August 21, and this month’s issue of MUSE has its eyes on the skies—behind eclipse-safe glasses, of course. Learn about why eclipses occur and read a first-hand account from a pro eclipse viewer. Build your own pinhole camera to observe the eclipse… that is, unless you can join the students from the Eclipse Ballooning Project, which aims to take a selfie of Earth from space during the eclipse! Visit one of Jupiter’s moons, read exciting eclipse legends from around the world, and learn how Pluto lost its planet status! And don’t miss the final journey of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn longer than most MUSE readers have been alive!
Out-of-this-world articles include:
“Ready, Set, Eclipse” by Meg Thatcher
“I Saw the Eclipse—From Space!” by Nick D’Alto
“There She Blows!” by Mara Johnson-Groh
“So Long, Saturn” by Rachel Zimmerman Brachman
“The Truth About Pluto” by Charles C. Hofer
“A Mission to Discover Our Past” by Stephanie M. Bucklin
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