By Andrew Y.
August 2017 kids all over the United States got a glimpse of how the moon covered the sun for two to twelve minutes. The last time we saw it was in 1979.
Many scientists don’t recommend looking into the solar eclipse with the naked eye, because it could hurt your eyes so use the proper eclipse glasses.
If you didn’t want to go buy a pair, you could have DIY (do it yourself) with six simple steps.
1st You need an empty cereal box a piece of white paper,
2nd Trace the bottom of the shape you want, next cut it out.
3rd Tape the inside of the box to the bottom close the top of the box.
4th Close the top of the box,
5th Cut two holes on the left and right side.
6th Last, place tin foil over the holes.
From 9:48 a.m. till 12:05 p.m. people in the United States saw this amazing sight, many kids did not even knowing what they’re experiencing.
Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina were some of the best places to go and see the eclipse.
The solar eclipse is ancient, surprisingly it was recorded as late as July 28, 1851.
A solar eclipse is when the sun is completely covered by the moon and our earth goes into a state of darkness for several minutes.
On the other hand a lunar eclipse is when the moon covers the center of the sun that is the main two differences between lunar and solar eclipse.
The next solar eclipse will be April 8, 2024. How old will you be?