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Discover the ancient myths and fascinating science of the world’s most striking celestial phenomena—eclipses—in this educational, beautifully illustrated guide by the acclaimed author of What We See in the Stars.
Awe-inspiring, majestic, and always a little otherworldly, eclipses have captivated our imaginations for thousands of years. Whether plunged into darkness as the sun disappears in the middle of the day or enchanted by the moon’s blood red glow as a vast shadow creeps across its surface, our ancestors both feared and revered eclipses, seeking to understand these striking celestial events through both storytelling and science.
In Eclipse, celebrated artist and author Kelsey Oseid explores the science and mystique of lunar and solar eclipses, from the myths of our ancestors to today. Did you know that in Chinese legends, solar eclipses were caused by dragons eating the sun? Or that the Norse people believed that a sky wolf chased away the moon? Oseid presents these rich historical stories alongside informative, accessible science to enrich your understanding: a solar eclipse only occurs during a new moon; a selenelion is when you can see the lunar eclipse in front of you and the sunset behind you; and the Mars Rovers have even taken photographs of eclipses from Mars.
Filled with captivating information and vivid, colorful illustrations, Eclipse will delight and inspire astronomy lovers of all ages.
About the Author
Kelsey Oseid is an illustrator, painter, artist, and amateur naturalist. She has illustrated a variety of children’s books and runs an online shop where she sells prints and original pieces of her nature-themed work. She is the author of What We See in the Stars, Whales: An Illustrated Celebration, Nests, Eggs, Birds, and Trees.