Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Did anyone see the solar eclipse last Sunday? I was at the church when it started, but by the time I got home, there were science experiments galore happening in my backyard.
We had the telescope out- but wisely, it was not being used for direct viewing. The guys made pinhole reflecting panels that worked really well.
There was also a way to look at the shadow of  your inter-connected fingers to see the eclipse. Ingenious!
 When the eclipse had reached it's apex, the leaves on the trees were filtered made an eclipse shadow. Very cool. And the light was perfect for picture taking!
Even Lindsey"s back was covered with tiny eclipses that were shining through the leaves. 
Science. It's a wonderful thing and makes you feel smart.