Are you ready to view the August 21 solar eclipse?
The eclipse is not quite two weeks away, and, if you haven’t ordered your special viewing glasses, you’ll want to do it right now.
When we spoke with Dr. Jeffrey Bennett in May, he gave us some good information about the eclipse, which you can find here: https://
If you haven’t already made plans to travel some place where the eclipse will be total, it’s too late to get a motel room or campground, but you’ll still get a very good show in the Denver area, where the eclipse will blot out about 92 percent of the Sun.
There’s more information and links about the eclipse at ColoradoNIE.com
You will want those special glasses, because you can seriously damage your eyes by looking directly at the eclipse, but you can also watch the eclipse by punching a pinhole in a piece of paper, then letting the Sun shine through that hole onto a second piece of paper. By moving the two pieces of paper apart until you find the right distance, you’ll get a sharp “picture” of the Sun and you can watch it disappear and reappear that way.
Of course, the fact that it begins at 10:25 am on a school day suggests that, unless you are traveling to where it is total, you’ll be watching it with your class and teachers. photo/Robbert Smit