The Solar Eclipse
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Normally, I am not a fan of Monday’s, but today is really special because of the Solar Eclipse! This definitely isn’t something that I share about myself on the reg, but, I am an astronomy junkie.
When I was a child, I always loved watching astronaut and space movies, read countless books about astronomy and visiting the NASA space center in Florida. When I went to college, I was thrilled to find that there is an astronomy program and I registered for them as often as my schedule would allow. Those classes also had required labs and I can say, hands down, were my favorite classes!
Now that I have children of my own, I have found that sharing my love for space with the kids has been a great way for us to connect. We often go out at night and stargaze (with the help of lots of essential oils to keep the mosquitos away), read books and take field trips to the Planetarium at my alma mater.
The solar eclipse on August 21st, prompted me to find several “fun” but educational actitives for the kids. This is our first year homeschooling and I have spent so much time researching to prepare. It was actually pretty easy to find fun crafts and activities that included the solar eclipse. The kids love this one, I found off of Pinterest and the YouTube video that accompanied it was really informative.
After we finished our homeschool lessons for the day, we headed to Kingstree, SC. I knew two things about going there; it was in total totality for the eclipse and it is a small enough town to not be packed by everyone coming into SC for the big event. We actually arrived in Kingstree, at a park, about 2:15 and totality happened around 2:49pm. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It made me cry (who would have guessed) and I had goosebumps the entire time.
It didn’t get pitch black dark but it was pretty close. The temperature dropped dramatically, the crickets and night bugs started chirping and the street lights came on. It was such a crazy experience but one that will definitely remain in my head forever! There isn’t going to be another eclipse to come over this part of the US for 61 years! I hope I am alive to see it and experience a solar eclipse twice.
Did any of you see the eclipse? I would love to hear your experience!