jueves, 26 de marzo de 2015

The eclipse, in our hands

We had been waiting for it all the week. We had been reading about sun eclipses, about the position of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon in the sky. We learnt how to make weather forecast with the information we could get from weather websites. We all wished to have a great and sunny day.
The weather forecast was for rain; in fact, it was raining at nine o'clock. But suddenly, the clouds just disappeared. And there was the Sun, slowly covered by the Moon. The eclipse had begun. And there we were, with all our instruments prepared to watch the eclipse. Binoculars, special filters, a little mirror, pinhole cameras made by our students...and a skimmer too allow us to watch hundred of small eclipses! All we needed to look at the sky safely. And we also had models of the Sun, Earth and Moon in order to understand how an eclipse works.
Many people came to watch the eclipse: teachers, students, anyone who was interested in the eclipse. Everybody knew that something similar hadn't been watched since 2005; and something similar won't be seen till 2026. So, it was the best opportunity to look at the sky and watch something wonderful.

I know that this was the first time that most of you watched an eclipse, and I am sure that you really enjoyed it. Please, we would like to know your experience. Did your parents, brothers or sisters see the eclipse? Did they like it? Why don't you tell everybody how you and your family lived out this solar eclipse? We are willing to read your comments. And of course, here you have some photos of the day.

Bruno's drawing about the eclipse

Naiara's drawing about the eclipse

Marta's drawing about the eclipse

viernes, 13 de marzo de 2015

Something wonderful is going to happen

Nothing similar has been observed from Granada since 2005. Nothing similar will be seen here till 2026. The most important solar eclipse in this decade. Don't miss it. Next Friday, 20th at the IES Zaidín-Vergeles.