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What is a solar eclipse?  Cover Image Book Book

What is a solar eclipse? / by Dana Meachen Rau ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.

Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971- (author.). Copeland, Gregory, (illustrator.).


Learn about the phenomenon of a solar eclipse just in time for the Great American Eclipse that will take place on April 8, 2024 in this title in the Who HQ Now series featuring newsmakers and trending topics. Just in time for the third North American total solar eclipse of the twenty-first century, this book explains how to safely observe solar eclipses, how long eclipses last, and why they result in a blackout period during the day. Young armchair astronomers and astronauts will be inspired by the wonders of outer space and what exists beyond our atmosphere as they learn more about the moon, the sun, and our earth. What really happens during a solar eclipse and how does it affect the energy in our atmosphere? You'll find the most up-to-date eclipse information in this exciting new book.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593660928
  • ISBN: 0593660927
  • ISBN: 9780593660911
  • ISBN: 0593660919
  • Physical Description: 49 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, binding, and paging may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-49).
Formatted Contents Note:
What is a solar eclipse? -- History of eclipses -- All about the sun -- Space partners -- In the way! -- The view from Earth.
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Solar eclipses > Juvenile literature.
Eclipses > Juvenile literature.
Total solar eclipses > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 8 of 17 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at James Memorial Public Library System.


  • 2 current holds with 17 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
James Memorial Public Library JNF 523.78 RAU (Text) 37211001282702 New JNF Book Display Checked out 03/05/2024

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