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A quick update ahead of tomorrow’s eclipse. Hope to hear from you if you’re watching it!
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Here’s a quick top that will help you keep track of your eclipse glasses.
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If you plan to view the total solar eclipse this year, it helps to know when certain events will occur. Solar Eclipse Timer can help you determine if you’re in the path of totality and the times each significant event will occur during the eclipse.
Solar Eclipse Timer is your smartphone guide for a total solar eclipse. It’s like having your own personal astronomer help you on Eclipse Day! It is extremely simple to use and has unique features that are ONLY found in this app! Just get into the path of the solar eclipse, and then with just 2 taps on your device, the app is ready to “talk” you through the eclipse.
Platforms: Android and iOS
Rating: E (Google Play Store)/4+ (Apple AppStore)
Are your kids excited about the total solar eclipse this summer? Want a handy way to teach them about eclipses? Here’s a great infographic from Space.com that illustrates what causes eclipses and the different kinds you might see.
Quick STEM Tip
You can spend an entire week investigating eclipses. The best application is to figure out the math that determines when an eclipse will occur.
Bonus #1: If you have an artist in the house, have your child draw the relationship of the sun, moon, and earth during an eclipse.
Bonus #2: Take a look through your history books and see when an eclipse occurred at the same time as a major historical event.
WARNING: Never view the sun, even during a total solar eclipse, without protective eye wear.