Get Ready For The Total Solar Eclipse 2017
As we’re getting ready to start our official new homeschool year and all that goes with that (cleaning, organizing, planning, shopping you know the drill). I realized I hadn’t really given much thought to the whole Total Solar Eclipse coming up soon. What kind of a homeschoolin mama am I? lol
I started getting myself organized and I thought I would share with all of you the fun and educational things I’ve come across (just in case you haven’t done anything yet either).
Mark your calendars – August 21, 2017 (times depending on your location) for the Total Eclipse of 2017!
Top 5 Articles On The Total Solar Eclipse:
- Of course we need to start with NASA and see what they have to say about the Eclipse: Who? What? When? Where? and How? This is a great resource to help you find out the best ways to view and where to go for the best viewing. They also cover how to view the eclipse carefully.
- This article is wonderful – they list the Top 5 surprising effects the total solar eclipse will have besides darkness. Did you know it includes something called shadow snakes and the temperature can do a serious drop!
- Even more fantastic info for your homeschool – a little more of a break down from Time & Date – How Often Do Solar Eclipses Occur?
- Make sure you are viewing safely! This is a huge one, so this article from Space.com is wonderful and complete with short “How-To” videos.
- Want to know where the best places in the US (only the US will see totality of this solar eclipse) are? NASA has a great interactive map and downloadable ones.
Looking for those cool shades? Well, that’s why my little Bekah calls them. You still have time to order some (these are all on Prime):
**These are super hot items and are going fast! I will continue to update this page as items become out of stock!**
Sunoculars-Yellow with 8x the magnification of Eclipse Glasses:
5-Pack Premium ISO and CE Certified Lunt Solar Eclipse Glasses:
CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing, (10 Pack):
Solar Eclipse Road Trip: The Complete Kids’ Guide and Activity Book for the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017:
I hope this all helps you in your fun viewing of the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st!