Last Seen in 1662, Occurring This Friday: Three Rare Celestial Events


Explore outer space from inside your school!

A total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, plunging parts of the earth into temporary darkness. But that’s not all that’s unique about this Friday. This year’s solar eclipse coincides with two other celestial events: the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) and the supermoon (when the new moon is closest to earth and appears up to 14% bigger than other new moons).

The last total solar eclipse on the spring equinox occurred on March 20, 1662 – 353 years ago!

Check out this board for an activity idea and curated resources for your students to build background information about these remarkable events.



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  1. Donna Miller said:

    Great resource – thanks for sharing. I will be sharing with my staff this afternoon.

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