Academic journal article Science Scope

When a Shadow Sheds Light

Academic journal article Science Scope

When a Shadow Sheds Light

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"We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time."

Why do we explore? This quote from "Little Gidding," a poem about our place in the universe written in 1942-43 by British poet T.S. Elliott, offers one answer to this question. We explore other places to learn more about our home. This issue, "The Solar System and Beyond," explores how we are learning about our home planet, the Earth, by exploring our physical place in the solar system and beyond.

The information in this month's journal will also help you start preparing yourself and your students for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Depending on your viewing location, this eclipse will be seen as either a partial or total eclipse visible from coast to coast across the continental United States.

If this is your first viewing of a total solar eclipse, you should be prepared for a natural experience unlike any other, as the Moon's shadow approaches at a speed of several hundreds of miles per hour. …

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