The countdown is on...the biggest 'skytacular' event of our lifetime a total solar eclipse will happen on Monday, August 21. Here you can learn words that are relevant to the up coming solar eclipse. Make sure you impress your friends with these words.
For the first time since 1918, an eclipse will travel across the entire United States. Here’s a map of the eclipse’s path, how to view it and why it matters so much to scientists. The solar eclipse will start right after 10 A.M. It will end by 3 P.M.
This article explains what our ancestors thought and did when a solar eclipse happened. One myth (made up by the pomo of northern CA.) is that a big mad bear swallowed the sun when it got in its way. Another myth is that ancient Chinese thought a dragon swallowed the sun. Aztecs even sacrificed human captives to prevent the end of the world. We all know the sun won't be swallowed by a body-less head, so enjoy the eclipse and remember to wear eye protection.
There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area. Only 25 years out of 5,000 years have had 5 solar eclipse in it. Last time this happened was 1935 and the next will be in 2206