21 August 2017

Our Eclipse Day!

We're a bit north of downtown Kansas City, so we were in the path of the totality today.  Imagine the sunset happening in a circle around you... all those reds and oranges and such... but no sun on the horizon.  Eerie.  Crickets and cicadas going crazy and all still before the sky turned black.


The students at the local public schools just rolled with it today - there was no way anyone would get any good studying done so they might as well.  They were good enough to give all the children - including the high schoolers - the approved solar glasses and some time outdoors to view the eclipse this afternoon.

In our homeschool, we watched videos about the eclipse and watched it live in other locations.  We doodled the various sorts of eclipses and did a little writing, too.  It was a good day.

In between the "Is it almost time yet?" inquiries, we even got some mathematics finished.


3 comments:

  1. We didn't see it way down here under the equator, but I don't think I missed anything. It might have been on the news, but I didn't turn the TV on early enough to catch the first stories. It's one of those things that won't happen again for a very long time isn't it?

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  2. We loved it! Our sky's were cloudy but cleared just in time for us to see it. Very cool for homeschoolers and public schoolers alike. Next one coming in 2024 and my kids are already looking forward to it. I'm impressed you got some math done, we were only focused on one thing ALL day.

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  3. How awesome to see a solar eclipse! Oh course, we didn't see it here, probably never will in my lifetime. Sad.

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