Experience a Solar Eclipse Essay
You don’t witness an eclipse…you EXPERIENCE it!
You can literally feel the ominous shadow of the moon before it arrives. The temperature drops. The wind picks up speed. The sunlight slowly dims, bathing your surroundings in an eerie twilight that produces colors with shades rarely seen in the natural world. Then it is time. Moments before totality a wall of darkness comes speeding towards you at up to 5,000 miles per hour—this is the shadow of the moon. You feel alive. You feel in awe. You feel anxiety. Then—totality! Where the sun once stood, there is a black disk, outlined by the soft pearly-white glow of the corona, about the brightness of a full moon. Small but vibrant reddish features stand at …show more content…
Photography Project: As a side project, take a photograph of a light-colored surface, such as a bed sheet, sandy ground, the side of a house, a street or a piece of white cardboard. Projected on them will be the leaf-formed pinhole camera images of crescent suns. Still or video available-light photographic sequences at fixed