!How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse

Dear Furiends,mtele

This is a reminder that s solar eclipse will a month from now (Monday, August 21, 2017 & it will be visible in North America – see chart below).

A solar eclipse happens when the moon blocks any or all parts of the sun. The one I’m patiently waiting for on August 21st will last for  2 to 3 hours, which is awesome! (Bright stars and planets ten_unique_placeswill become visible as well.)

However, this post is about the safety aspect – I don’t want any of you dear furiends hurting your eyes, so please watch NASA’s 1 minute, but very informative video.

Be safe, as you keep an eye on the sky, dear furiends!

Mr. M  =^.^=


Video Clip

Dear Furiends,mrm

Today, instead of sharing a video clip with experiments you can do or something that explains a scientific truth, I’ve decided to share a very short video clip that will give you a different purrspective of  the  aurora. This shows you what our astronauts see. The time-lapse imagery, below, was made on June 25, 2017, by Expedition 52. The International Space Station was flying from south of thAustralia to the southern Pacific Ocean, thus the aurora is specifically the Aurora Australis of the southern hemisphere.

From Earth, this is what we can typically see =>

Mr. M =^.^=

Solar Magnetism

Dear Furiends,mtele

Did you know that the sun produces electric currents and a magnetic field? This solar magnetism spreads throughout our solar system and it’s very interesting…. As you can see, I’m still studying the sun and patiently waiting for August’s eclipse.

I hope you like the info-graphic I discovered at Pinterest, which explains  aspects of solar magnetism including solar cycles and pole flip.

Keep an eye on the sky, dear furiends!

Mr. M  =^.^=