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The Total Solar Eclipse (encore) Conversation Starters


  1. Ancient people made up myths to explain why the sun would occasionally disappear from the sky during the day. Mindy said the Vikings thought the sun god Sol was chased out of the sky by the wolf Skoll. Pretend you are in ancient times and see a solar eclipse. Make up a myth to explain what happened to the sun.
  2. Together with a grownup research when the next solar eclipse will be visible near where you live. Make a future eclipse watching plan Рdepending on where you live you might have years to plan! Get started on the official NASA Eclipse Website: