Thursday, August 17, 2017

Here comes the Solar Eclipse!

On Monday, August 21st there will be a solar eclipse in North America! Depending on where you live, it may be a total solar eclipse (like the one last seen in the United States in 1918!) or it could be a partial solar eclipse.

Eclipse America is a great source of information (like the above image)
You can put your zip code in to see when the solar eclipse or partial solar eclipse will be in your neighbourhood.


An easy way to "see" the solar eclipse is to view its shadow through a pinhole made in cardboard. Last solar eclipse my kids and I experimented with cereal boxes and various sizes of holes. My kids even constructed a mechanism to hold the cardboard out of tinker toys so it could be held steady while we traced the image of the eclipsed sun onto another paper.

Check out for information on How to Watch Solar Eclipses (and how not to watch solar eclipses!).

~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~


  1. I wish we could have travelled to see totality, it looked so amazing on tv. Maybe next time, when it goes south to north across the US.

    1. I agree -- it would have been amazing to see the totality! Apparently the next total eclipse in North America will be April 8, 2024!

  2. It was fun to see the 95% eclipse here in Denver. We had a party.
    slehan at juno dot com

  3. We didn't have totality where we live here on Texas, but it was still cool to see! All of the shadows looked like crescents. :)


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