A rare, full solar eclipse “travels” across the US on August 21.
Be an Eclipse Girl and report for New Moon Girls. We’re so excited to hear & see YOUR eclipse experience!
Start keeping notes and taking photos/making drawings or paintings now, as you get ready for the 21st.
Be sure you are ready with a safe way to view the eclipse. It’s never safe to stare directly at the sun! The links below give you info on building a pinhole camera or eclipse box to see the eclipse without hurting your eyes.
- Learn more about the eclipse from NASA and The Smithsonian.
- Check out the Girl Scouts Eclipse Box.
- Make your own pinhole camera or host an eclipse party.
- And read about Maria Mitchell and the Great Solar Expedition of 1878!
THEN, after the eclipse, come back here to share your stories, photos/drawings, and observations. We’ll post them on our website—and may feature them in an upcoming NMG magazine!
We want to know:
- Where were you to observe the eclipse? If you traveled, tell us about your trip.
- If you were in your hometown, how did your town celebrate the eclipse?
- What did you and your family and town do to get ready for the eclipse?
- What was seeing the eclipse like for you, your family, your friends? Tell it like a story
- How did you feel during the eclipse?
- How did the eclipse affect your thoughts, interests, perspectives, etc.?
- What do you love, look for, and wonder about when you look up to the sky on ordinary days?
- Anything else you want to share about the eclipse.
Use the form below to upload your documents and photos.