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- Have you taken a picture of an eclipse before? How was it?
- Would you like to visit the moon? Why or why not?
- eclipse /ih-KLIPS/
- shade /sheyd/
- visible /VIZ-uh-buhl/
- predict /pri-DIKT/
- tribe /trahyb/
[noun] – an occasion when the sun disappears from view, either completely or partly, while the moon is moving between it and the earth, or when the moon becomes darker while the shadow of the earth moves over it
Lunar eclipses are rare phenomena.
[noun] – a type or degree of a color
She decided to paint her room a subtle shade of green.
[adjective] – able to be seen
The stars are visible tonight thanks to the clear skies.
[verb] – to say that an event or action will happen in the future
Earthquakes are nearly impossible to predict, so always be ready.
[noun] – a group of people, often of related families, who live together, sharing the same language, culture, and history, especially those who do not live in towns or cities
Alcohol and cigarettes are banned in this tribe.
Eclipses only happen twice a year, but the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts seven more full moons in 2022:
June 14: Strawberry moon
July 13: Buck moon
August 11: Sturgeon moon
September 10: Harvest moon
October 9: Hunter’s moon
November 8: Beaver moon
December 7: Cold moon
These are the names given by Native American tribes to the monthly full moons. The titles vary from tribe to tribe since a full moon has distinct associations for different ethnic groups month to month or season to season.
- At what time did the total lunar eclipse happen?
- What is a supermoon?
- Based on the article, why was the super blood moon only visible for a portion of time in Europe?
- How many more full moons does the Old Farmer’s Almanac predict in 2022?
- When is Hunter’s moon?
- How often do you see eclipses?
- How do the moon cycles affect you? (e.g., your mood, your routine, etc.)
- How would you feel if you witnessed the super blood moon?
- Does your country have festivals or holidays based on the moon cycles?
- In your opinion, why do people enjoy watching phenomena in the sky?