Girl reporters all over are sharing their eclipse experiences and being published on NMG websites and possibly the magazine! Tell your girls, ages 8-14, to share with our readers at this link. Below are a couple reports we got right after the eclipse. Many more are on the way. Encourage girls to send theirs soon!
“We all went outside and stayed for the whole eclipse. During Totality when we took off our glasses the moon’s shadow was completely over the moon. Before Totality, we saw shadows shaped like crescents from the sun. My dad made a projection of the sun with a piece of cardboard and a whole puncher. It’s a once in a lifetime experience. It makes me feel small. It made me wonder what the sun is made of.”
Jonah saw the eclipse at home in Michigan and made a chalk drawing of it.
“On regular days, I like to look at the sky and try to figure out how I would describe the way it looks in a metaphor or a simile. I love the sky and clouds. To me, they are like how people describe the ocean: always there, but never the same and that makes me feel safe.
By the 17th, all the towns within an hour of our house had sold out of the eclipse glasses. We thought we might have to figure out how to make our own, but my mom found out that my grandmother’s library was having a program on the eclipse and would be giving out the glasses afterward. My grandmother took my cousins to the program and managed to get an extra pair of glasses for us.
The morning of the eclipse day, the sun was unbearably hot and it was in the mid eighties. By 1:45pm, there was a cool breeze and we stayed in the sun, with its intensity lessened by the eclipse, the entire time we viewed the eclipse and were perfectly comfortable.
We just got a new goat who loves people. She and our cow (also a people lover) stayed quiet and inside even when we sat right outside their paddock. They didn’t come out until after the peak of the moon’s coverage of the sun.”