In a lunar eclipse the moon moves in an orbit around the Earth and at the same time the earth orbits the sun sometimes the earth moves between the sun and the moon when this happens the Earth blocks the sunlight that is normally reflected by the moon. Instead of light hitting the moon's surface. The earth shadow falls on it. This is an eclipse of the moon or a lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse can only happen when the moon is full.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon orbits Earth moving between the sun and the art when this happens the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching the earth. This causes a solar eclipse or an eclipse of the sun. During a solar eclipse the moon casts a shadow on the earth.

Astronomy involves anything outside the Earth's atmosphere. Astronomers study the Sun, Moon, planets, stars, galaxies and all other matter in the universe. Astronomy applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry in an effort to explain the origin of the universe. Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. The early civilizations including the Babylonians, Greeks, Egyptians, Nubians and Chinese performed methodical observations of the night sky. Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs play an active and important role by watching the skies and discovering new comets and stars.

Eclipse & Astronomy Games

Eclipse Classroom Activity

NASA Eclipse Game, where did the sun go?

Howl at the Moon Eclipse Game

Lunar Eclipse

Animation of a Lunar Eclipse

Animation of a Solar Eclipse

The Sun Eating Dragon

Eclipse in a Different Light (movie)

Eclipses for Kids - Video

Mechanics of Lunar Eclipses

Important! How to view an eclipse
Never never view the sun with the naked eye or with any optical device, such as binoculars or a telescope!

Our Solar System Games

Astronomy Games

Star Astronomy Building Game

Make Your Own Galaxy Star Game

The Original Asteroids Game

Explore our solar system game

Nyan Lost in Space Game

Silly Asteroids Flash Game

Black Holes Space Exploration Game

Command the Space Shuttle Game

Solar System Switcheroo Game

Save the Astronauts Game

Galaxy Explorer Game

NASA Presents Spacewalking Game

Satellite Insight Space Game

Stars and galaxies

Astronomy Games

Astronomy and Astronomers

Our Solar System

Planets in Our Solar System

Space Travel Games

Science Games

 8 Planets

Space! (many)

Our Sun

Earth's Moon

Our Solar System

Stars & Galaxies

Comets, Asteroids, Meteors

Black Holes

Satellites

Telescopes

Space Travel

Astronauts

Eclipses

UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects