Back in December 2010, my Sweet C and I stayed up WAY past our bedtime to try and catch a glimpse of the 2010 full lunar eclipse. It was 3am and cloudy in when the mid eclipse would have been in view in our neck of the woods. We tried to get on the roof to see if the trees were just in the way and we even tried driving down the freeway in our jammies, away from the trees, to see if the clouds broke to see the orange moon… but we were sent to the computer to watch the live NASA feed. Needless to say, we weren’t worth much the next day, but we had fun exploring and listening to the live NASA feed and people’s responses from all around the world would could actually see the eclipse.
I know this is REALLY short notice, but tonight is a once in a lifetime [if you were born after 2004] event in which Venus will pass in front of/over the face of the sun beginning at 4:45 pm central.
Please don’t stare at the sun! Help your kids make their own pinhole camera’s to view the transit safely. You are also able to watch the live stream on NASA.
And remember kids: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. [Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, the planet formerly known as Pluto]
Enjoy! I would love to know how you and your kids view this event. My Sweet C isn’t here tonight, so I will be sending her a text shortly to let her know how to share the event with her mom and brothers!