Sunday, May 20, 2012

Eclipse Ecstasy

I'm proud of this shot! You can see the shadow of the real solar eclipse on our pack of "eclipse" gum.
Wow! The annular solar eclipse tonight - did you see it?

According to this official NASA site, "the path of the Moon's antumbral shadow begins in eastern Asia and crosses the North Pacific Ocean where it ends in the western United States. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering East Asia, North Pacific, North America and Greenland." We saw it here in Ogden, Utah!

NASA recommended cutting a hole in a piece of paper to see the crescent-shaped shadow caused by the solar eclipse. Check. They also recommended looking at the shadow of plants and trees to see the "mini eclipses." Double check. 

Now I think we need some gum...

This paper has a circle cut into it - yet the eclipse made it show up as a crescent. How'd it DO that?
What a good-looking shadow!
Look for it..
See them?

1 comment:

  1. Yah! We did that paper thing too! And we looked at it through Russ dad's welding masks and could see it perfectly!! =-)