Monday, August 21, 2017

Great American EclipseToday!

The Great American Eclipse is happening!

If you plan to view the sun directly, make sure you have special filters (eclipse glasses) that meet the  ISO 12312-2:2015 standard. Even with those, don't spend a lot of time looking at the sun.

The safest way to watch the eclipse is with your back to the sun. Make a projector and watch the images. If you project the image onto paper, you can trace projections of the eclipse over time so you have a permanent record of your day.

Here are Five Ways to View an Eclipse (from Science Friday)

Here's some Eclipse Science (from last Wednesday)

I'll be watching the eclipse using my favorite pinhole projector: a hole poked through a paper plate. (Though I might use the cereal box, too)

Have fun and be safe! Remember to put on sunscreen and don't look at the sun without your special eclipse filters.

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