Solar Eclipse, 2017

On Monday, August 21, many of us gathered outside to watch the greatly anticipated eclipse. Some made eclipse-viewers out of cereal boxes and tinfoil; others laid out paper underneath the trees in order to see the crescent shadows that occur during an eclipse. One of our members discovered that a welding mask could be used to safely view this phenomenon without suffering eye damage. Although the weather in our area was partly cloudy, we still managed to have some good views. The welding mask passed around our little group; Oo‘s and Ah‘s filled the air as each person took a turn to view the sun.


Gathered Together



Using the Welding Mask


The Eclipse

Crescent Shadows

Crescent Shadows