Tuesday, August 22, 2017
2017 great Eclipse
We took another trip in our favorite rocket trip. This time we blasted to a location about an hour away from our home town. Why did we do this on a sunny Monday morning in August you ask. Because we homeschool and we were so close to being able to see totality for the 2017 solar eclipse we just had to go. This is a bonus field trip for us. The girls just finished a unit in Exploring Creation with Astronomy about the sun. So this little adventure fit in nicely. We set out early so we could get a place at a local park. Armed with our special solar glasses and lens filters for the camera, our white sheet and the video camera so my oldest can try to catch the shadow snakes that appear for a few seconds just before totality is achieved. Then we settled in to wait for it all to begin. Being the rocket ship travelers that we are. Me and the girls packed a pick-nick lunch because you can never have to many snacks. We spent the morning running and playing with some of the cousins. Me and my rocket ship travelers hope you enjoy a few of the pictures I took.