Out to Sea (1997)
Concept featured in clip: Eclipses
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Summary of clip: The scene opens with Walter Mathau (Charlie) dancing around with his date at the festival held to commemorate the up coming eclipse. Charlie’s date asks him if he has ever seen an eclipse, and he states, “I’ve seen one before, but I think the moon got in the way.”
Connection of flickclip to the concept:This is a good clip to introduce eclipses.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What is the difference between solar and lunar eclipses?

b. What is the difference between partial and total eclipses?

c. Why can a solar eclipse be seen from only a small portion of the daylight side of the earth, whereas a lunar eclipse is simultaneously visible from all locations of the earth's nighttime side?

d. What is the maximum time for a solar eclipse? Explain.

e. Can eclipses be predicted? Explain.