I wish to share some things and experiments we can do during solar eclipse. Annular solar eclipse is a rare astronomical event because eclipses don’t happen daily. Solar eclipse occurs when Moon comes in between the Sun and Earth. Annular solar eclipse occurs when moon is far away from Earth in its elliptical orbit and comes in between the Sun and Earth. Due to the relative sizes of the Moon and the Sun during annular solar eclipse, we can see Ring of Fire.
And solar eclipse usually occurs two weeks prior or after the occurrence of lunar eclipse. The last lunar eclipse was on June 5. The annular solar eclipse on Saturday will begin at 9:15 am and the full eclipse will start from 10:17 am with the maximum eclipse occurring at 12:10 pm at Delhi. And timings of the eclipse slightly varies for different places at where we can see eclipse. For that timing to know at your particular place, go to www.timeanddate.com and please check there. There are also other websites which can help you in this regard if you wish you can also those websites.
This is my first topic that I created if there is any mistakes, please correct me. If any of the members got soms ideas to do during this eclipse, please feel free to add, together we can enjoy more science during eclipse. And if possible post some pics of the eclipse that you took during this eclipse. And use protective glasses as recommended to watch this eclipse. And don’t miss this wonderful event. I will share that I wished to do.
- Taking a snap of Crescent Images
- Observing whether acceleration due to gravity of Earth changes or does not change by measuring it during eclipse
- Observing whether there is change in brightness during eclipse or not by measuring it during eclipse
- Observing the behavior of animals
- Observing the change in the temperature of atmosphere during eclipse
- Of course, observing this rare astronomical event, annular solar eclipse, with specified guidelines and protection and do not miss Ring of Fire
I will add how to do these things one by one. If any of the members got a different way than my way to do this, please share your way. I will be very interested to know that. Let’s have some good STEM Chat regarding eclipse and after all do not miss this wonderful and rare astronomical event.