There was a solar eclipse of the sun last week. Here in Auckland we got a good view of it. They say that 83% of the sun’s surface was covered.
At its height, we got an impression of looking at the world through sunglasses. And the really big and surprising thing that we noticed was there was no heat in the sun!
My favourite five-year-old and I made a pinhole viewer and we were able to track the moon’s progress across the front of the sun. For a while the sun peeped out from behind the moon, looking like a crescent moon. And at that moment the little guy shouted out, “I can see it! It looks like the moon!”