The first Total Solar Eclipse in 38 years will take place on August 21, 2017 in case you haven’t heard. And actually the last time a total eclipse occurred within only the United States was 1776, the year we claimed our Independence from Britain.
This is historic in the Biblical sense. If you are interested in Biblical prophecy as they relate to this event, I encourage you to simple do a google search. The facts about this eclipse, the star alignment, the path it takes and so much more have many people excited and others frantic. Regardless, this will be an event we will remember.
If you can’t be in its path, there are a few books you may find intriguing and here is a link to NASA’s live streaming event for that day. Eclipse Live Stream
For my location the partial eclipse begins at 11:59AM and complete and total eclipse will begin at 1:16PM. To find out the exact time if you are in the path of sight, go to Total Solar Eclipse and find your community.
To be safe, be in the right place and have the right equipment, I have gathered some fun and mostly inexpensive items that you may want to add to your viewing event today.
It will be safe to look at according to experts, but only at complete and total eclipse. Before and after, protective eye wear or equipment with built in protection will be essential to prevent damage or even blindness. So, be safe and wear or use something the entire time.
What? These Sunoculars have the safety built in! Certified safe for viewing the eclipse and at $29.95 and available in Blue, Yellow or Red, your whole family can have a close up look at this most amazing site we are likely to see in space in our lifetime.
Books on the Eclipse
A learning experience for us all, this guide to the eclipse will be a great addition to the event as you prepare. As a former homeschooler, this would be such a huge part of our curriculum for this session. Books and equipment for real life experiences will impact our children for the rest of their lives. Prices vary depending on kindle or paperback.
Another book that is specifically written for this astrological event. This one is about planning your trip, which if you haven’t done that already it may be getting too late. Get to it! A full color edition is available for $35.99 but there is a less expensive option with the exact same information.
Telescopes for Viewing the Total Eclipse of the Sun
Keepsakes and Fun
These items are selling out, but they do say more are on the way. Have fun, get excited and explore science outside of earth.
I would love to hear your plans, parties, etc if you have them. I met a guy in Indiana last month who said he was headed to St. Louis just for this event. It is so exciting. I feel like Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis, when she says, “I can’t believe it. Right here where we live. Right here in St. Louis.”
I hope you get to see this spectacular event and are in awe of the beauty of God’s creation. He truly is an Awesome God!