Tag: solar eclipse

Eclipse Chasing in Chile

In August 2017 we had the opportunity to travel to Idaho to be part of Virgin Galactic’s Camp Eclipse and experience our first solar eclipse as a family.  This actually wasn’t my first solar eclipse, one had occurred when I was in high school, ironically during the middle of a science lesson, but my only real recollection […]

The number one lesson I learned from the solar eclipse

Our recent eclipse experience taught me a number of things.  I learned a lot about the science of eclipses, and that the reason that they occur is that the moon is 400 times closer to earth than the sun, but that also exactly 400 times smaller, meaning that when they line up once every 18 […]