Anora, Ian, and Mike prepare for a sun surprise!Today there will be a solar eclipse. The friends are excited to see what happens.

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Narrator: Female

Sun Surprise Excerpt:

Today was going to be an exciting day. Anora just knew it. She had invited Mike and Ian over to her house to watch the total eclipse. Anora loved science, especially learning about the stars and planets. She had three solar filters so they could look at the sun, on a table under the oak tree.

She heard the door open and saw Mike and Ian waving. They felt excited too! Anora proudly showed them the solar filters and explained that they would need to turn away from the sun to put the filters on and take them off, to keep their eyes safe, because it would be so much light.

Now that they were ready, Anora asked, “Do you know what happens in a solar eclipse?”

Mike said, “I think it has something to do with the moon.”

Ian said, “ I thought it was the moon’s shadow we see.”

“You’re both right,” Anora said, happy to have a chance to explain her favorite subject. “The moon moves in between the earth and sun, casting its shadow on the earth. We’re in the shadow during an eclipse.”

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

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