Solar Eclipse Poem

solar eclipse image
This can’t be true,
The sun is gone,
What will we do?
It’s dark!
It’s gray!
Sun’s disappeared!
The sun is gone,
It’s what we feared!
Sun’s blown out!
Its shine has stopped,
Like lit-up light bulbs,
When they’re dropped!
broken light bulb
But teacher said, that afternoon,
The sun is there,
Behind the moon!
Solar eclipse,
Sunlight’s blocked,
By the moon,
So don’t be shocked…
The moon will move,
Past the sun,
And this eclipse,
Will soon be done!


What is a Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse happens when the moon comes between the Earth and the Sun and blocks the Sun’s light.

An eclipse can be partial (only part of the Sun is blocked) or total (the entire Sun is blocked).

Solar eclipses happen between two and five times a year although they cannot be viewed from all places on Earth.

It is important not to stare at a solar eclipse with your naked eye- during an eclipse the light from the Sun may appear dim, but even a small amount of direct sunlight can cause damage to your vision.

Watch Mr. R.’s Solar Eclipse Song