We watched the 1984 one with a welders helmet from a construction site in North Atlanta. The sun dimmed for about 15 seconds but it didn’t get completely dark. I remember the eclipse in the early 80’s. Shadows became fuzzy as the eclipse progressed.
Kentucky Goes Dark Total Solar Eclipse T-shirt
I remember when I was a child there was one total solar eclipse and the teachers were telling us to not try to look at it directly. People used welder’s masks to be able to look at it. Do you waiting for Kentucky Goes Dark Total Solar Eclipse? I am going on a family road trip to Kentucky on August 21st, 2017 to observe the total Solar Eclipse first hand. There will not be any brick and mortar book work for this occasion. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see reality of the solar system in action. Book and classroom instruction is fantastic, but seeing first hand science in action trumps the classroom. Having witnessed the 1964 partial eclipse myself, wondrous things happen during this event. Birds nest, crickets chirp, frogs croak, deer, raccoon and opossums come out, bats fly and all the other night creatures are totally off guard. During the total black out we will see the complete dark side of the moon normally not visible. When the sun returns, roosters crow, deer head to the stream for water, birds reawaken. It’s like mother nature took a short nap to be refreshed. Hope you understand them not being in brick and mortar school that day and encourage other parents to do the same if they possibly can… You might even try and set up a school science sponsored field trip for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
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