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Moko: The Missing Sun

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Moko is an explorer. As he travels the world continent by continent, he makes many friends and discovers many natural phenomena which sometimes delight him, and other times scare him. Each animated episode recounts an adventure and takes an "original story" approach to explaining these natural phenomena. In this episode, in the middle of the day, the sun gradually vanishes. Moko is frightened and wonders what wizard could do such a thing. With the village wise man, they set out to find the sorcerer who made the sun disappear. They question all the sorcerers they know but fail to find the one responsible for such an act. So they decide to join all the people of their village and the neighboring villages and watch the sky. An old woman watches them, smiling. She explains that when she was a child the same thing happened, but that the world would become normal again. And indeed the sun returned at the end of the solar eclipse. Moko told himself that perhaps the sun was simply tired and for once decided to go off and take a nap.

Media Details

Runtime: 5 minutes 53 seconds

Illustration of rain falling on a rock. Caption: It is a very slow process that happens over millions of years.
Moko
Episode 1
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of two people walking, one wearing a knapsack with an iguana on their head. Caption: "We have got to warn my village. The mountain is angry.
Moko
Episode 2
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a small single-sail boat dwarfed by a menacing wave. Caption: "about your tornados, winds, and currents.
Moko
Episode 3
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a stream of water being heated by underground magma. Caption: In its heated state, the water wants to escape the spring
Moko
Episode 4
5 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of low, round huts with a person walking through them. Caption: Arriving home, Moko saw that the moon was there in the sky.
Moko
Episode 5
5 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a rainbow against the sky. Caption: What a surprise, the rainbow was back!
Moko
Episode 6
5 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a tree with a few leaves on the branches. Caption: This bark can be very thin, or quite thick.
Moko
Episode 7
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a stream of water falling down the side of a mountain. Caption: Waterfalls are often stronger during spring,
Moko
Episode 8
5 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of cold air near the ground and warm air at higher elevation. Caption: Winds are born between these air zones.
Moko
Episode 9
5 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a river and tree partially obscured by grayish-white thin clouds. Caption: When we can see through the cloud, we call it a mist.
Moko
Episode 10
5 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5