Sunday, May 20, 2012

Eclipses of some type occur almost every year, but stargazers have not seenan annular - shaped like a ring -eclipse on U.S. soil since 1994,and the next one is not to occur until 2023. That is because the phenomenon requires a particular set of orbital dynamics, Newmark said.

An annulareclipse occurs when the moon's orbitis at its furthest point from the Earth and closer to the much larger sun. That juxtaposition allows the moon to block more than 90 percent of the sun's rays when the two orbs slide into alignment.*

 My very sophisticated, amazing camera snatched this beauty of the eclipse,
 and i used my high tech camera lens for this shot (aka the welding mask)
 I'm not quite sure she grasped the concept...

but she found Grandpas bug!
"It reminds us that the earth is spinning. That everythingis constantly in motion," Ivans said. "This sort of gives you a chance to step outand remember ‘Oh yeah'there (is) a lot of stuff out there that we don't know anything about."*

Like Terestrial, Telestial, and Celestial Kingdoms maybe?  That's just what I thought about as the sun is high in the sky, and it isn't bright.  It was so weird!  Or when the night isn't darkened, or when it is dark during the day.  We are definately not in charge of this crazy world we live in, we just get to marvel at the things Heavenly Father plays around with.

***this last one isn't my image, but the url wont link:)***whoever took this, don't sue me***
***the information on this page was not made up by Jennifer, but by someone much smarter who I don't know who they were, again, please do sue me, just know I am trying to further the knowledge of the next generation by creating memories about something that happened to us.  Thanks for sharing you smarts***

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