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Just a reminder that there is a total lunar eclipse coming this Sunday night and Monday morning (20–21 January 2019). It will be visible across all of North and South America, weather permitting, and will be a homeschool event not to be missed.
For full details on the exact time for your location, visit the timeanddate.com eclipse page:
Speaking of weather permitting, it’s not looking good here in the northeast. The snow and sleet just started an hour ago and is expected to continue all through Sunday with six to eight inches of total accumulation. If you find yourself in that position, don’t despair. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, you can watch the eclipse live as it happens across the country:
So if it’s too snowy or too rainy or too cold to go out, you and your homescholars can spend a successful eclipse-viewing evening right at home by your fireside.
What other celestial observations have you been making in your homeschool lately? 😊
❡ Watchers of the skies: Teaching your students to recognize the constellations is one of the simplest and most enduring gifts you can give them. The planisphere on the front of your River Houses star atlas (riverhouses.org/books) will let you dial up the northern hemisphere sky for any night of the year, and the descriptions and maps of each constellation will point out the highlights. Find a dark-sky spot near you this month and spend some quality homeschool time beneath the starry vault. 🌠 🔭 🌌