Total Eclipse of the Sun!
I really hope that the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is running through your head right now! A solar eclipse is when the moon blocks the Sun from our point of view on Earth and the shadow from the moon is cast onto Earth, creating darkness in the daytime. On Monday, August 21 we will be privy to a once-in-a-few decade opportunity to see this! Now, that's a little bit of an exaggeration for us who aren't going to be a little farther south. The path of the shadow of the moon will be going through several states in the US and Ohio isn't one of them. However, we are set to have about an 80% eclipse around 2:30 pm on the 21st.
Please make sure you get a special viewer or glasses to observe it! You can also just film it with your phone...but don't sneak a glimpse of the Sun without wearing the proper safety gear on your eyes!
Here are a few resources to tell you a little more about what to expect!
Comment below if you have plans to observe the eclipse!
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Ms. Sereika is a teacher at North Olmsted Middle School teaching 8th grade science.