Category Archives: The Sun

Sun Studies: Solar Week, Sun-Earth Days

When is a good time to study the Sun? How about March 18-22 during Solar Week? Teachers can find good resources for solar studies throughout the year at the Solar Week site and the Sun-Earth Day site, but during Solar … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice, Bedtime Math, and Meridian Calendars

Tomorrow is the winter solstice for my location in North America, and then the Sun can begin its northward journey along the horizon and the days can lengthen again. For “Everything you need to know: winter solstice 2012,” see this … Continue reading

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June 5 Transit of Venus

On June 5 (or 6, depending on where you live), you may have the opportunity to see the last transit of Venus in your lifetime! A transit of Venus is when the planet Venus passes directly in front of the … Continue reading

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