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Solar Eclipse 2017

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Wow, sometimes things are much bigger than family, politics, or anything on a human scale.  We are amazingly here at a time when something historic happens on a solar system sized scale!

Monday will be a historic Solar Eclipse.

If you want to study more about it, there is a great resource from NASA that is very easy to understand for all ages.

Make sure and keep your loved ones from looking directly at the eclipse. You can’t even be sure if they bought “eclipse glasses” that they are really safe.  Scam artists take advantage of other people for every possible time and place, and fake/unsafe glasses have been sold everywhere – even on Amazon.

Children in school probably know more about this than their parents in most cases, but it still something that you can learn about and experience together.

Astronomy and related subjects were a favorite for me and my Dad as I was growing up.  I will never forget watching the wonderful historic events with him like the first Moon Landing, and all the other benchmarks in the 60’s and early 70’s from NASA.  Even laying on a blanket in the yard and finding constellations was a special bonding time for us.

So HAVE FUN and BE SAFE!!

Sally K Witt

 

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