So there I was, relaxing with Michèle at our local beach, experiencing a pretty wack ‘partial’ eclipse. We forgot to order the special glasses, so Michèle made a Camera Obscura out of a Rice Krispies box, knowing that if she didn’t, I’d look directly at the sun. (She’s probably right.) Half way through the eclipse, it was apparent that it was not going to be very exciting, as we were not in the right part of the country to see the ‘total’ eclipse. We were only going to have about 80% of the sun blocked out by the moon. That Sounded amazing, but as it turns out, 20% of the sun is still ridiculously bright.
That’s when I came up with this amazing hack that allowed us to turn a wimpy ‘partial’ solar eclipse into a totally awesome, TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!
TAKE THAT COPERNICUS!
The next Total Eclipse in the United States will take place in 7 years, on April 8, 2024, but with my amazing new hack, you don’t have to wait that long. You’re Welcome!
*NOTE: Michèle thinks you can still go blind if you look at the above picture we took of the solar eclipse. She thinks it’s like that scary movie, Rings, where everyone who watches the video dies.