A Solar Eclipse is what happens when the moon blocks the sun's rays so the Earth only sees a partial part of the sun. When this happens, our planets light source is blocked, so it will become dark during that time till the moon passes.
After August 21, 2017, our next solar eclipse will be on April 8, 2024. The eclipse will cut through Southern and Central Indiana.
The minimum number of solar eclipses is 2 in a year. But, there can be up to 5 each year instead.
There are four different types of solar eclipse. There are Partial, Annular, total, and Hybrid Eclipses.
Indiana will not have a total eclipse this Monday. You will still need to wear special glasses to protect your eyes.
The biggest danger of the eclipse is damaging your eyes. If you do not wear proper glasses, you could damage your eyes and possibly go blind.
Make sure you are always using your glasses. Before you use them, check to see if they are scratched, if they are discard them. Make sure you put your glasses on not looking at the sun, and when taking them off, look away first.
The song I chose is "Brighter Than The Sun" by Colbie Caillat . I connected them to each other since they both are to do with the sun.
I made the connection with this poem by Marisol to the eclipse. I think the way she imagines it is a great way to understand the eclipse better, but in a more figurative way.
I thought this link had great information to learn more about the eclipse before it comes Monday.
I really enjoyed the video of the shadow going over the U.s. I also thought the picture of all the cameras was amazing.