Moonlight and stealth: how an author’s error created a myth about a WWII invasion

Topics:

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System

Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion

Years: 7

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Word Count: 997

History says The Omaha Beach Allied landing relied on a late-rising moon. Now, astronomy says otherwise. This interesting article could be used with Earth and Space and Physical Sciences for year 7.

Interactive activity included here.

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