2017 Great American Solar Eclipse

Michael Wales

Left work early to come home and watch the solar eclipse. Very fascinating.
I remember an earlier eclipse, but don't remember anything about it.

For this eclipse I ordered the Solar Eclipse Viewing glasses so you can just
look directly up at the Sun. We also made a pin hole projector from a cereal
box, and I was very surprised at how awesome that worked!

We also noticed that the shadow projected through trees was very unique and
cool during the eclipse.

It didn't get totally dark for us. Even when there is just a sliver of Sun
showing from behind the moon, it is still very bright outside. But you could
definitely see the brightness decrease, and the temperature decrease. We
think we will probably try to get to the line of totality for the next
eclipse in USA.

--- Article last updated: August 21, 2017 ---