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Eclipse 2017 digital scrapbooking layout

2017 Eclipse

August 24, 2017 Sarah Coggins
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My husband ordered glasses for us to watch the 2017 Eclipse. I made a last minute pinhole viewer as well using a cereal box – curious to see how it worked and what made watching/photographing easier.

Eclipse 2017 digital scrapbooking layout

Credits: Clean Lined Pocket Templates No 2 by Sahlin Studio; Night Sky elements by Paula Kesselring; Sprinkles V40 by Valorie Wibbens. Map from NASA website. Eclipse info from

I watched the start and partial eclipse on my own. My son is tracked out from school, but really wanted to be at camp for art time to make a lava lamp. My daughter’s nap time generally ends at 2:30pm. I extended the time to 3:05pm on her clock to give me a little time to go outside and watch as, at 2-1/2 years old, I didn’t trust her to keep on the glasses. (Extending nap time ended up being a bit of a mistake as, not only did she not nap, she “partied” and made a huge mess in her room during this extra time. Oops.)

It was a pretty neat experience. We weren’t in totality, but could see a difference in the lighting (very dusk like) and felt the temperature drop. My neighbor and I commented on how we noticed less planes coming into RDU (possible fluke?) and could definitely hear the birds & bugs louder at this point.

After reaching our peak, my daughter and I headed to pick up my son from camp. I carried in the glasses so he could catch a glimpse of the eclipse as we left. He was thrilled to see a bit beyond the video the camp was showing. Plus, he still got to make that lava lamp. Win win when you’re 8 years old.

Did you get a chance to experience the eclipse in your area?

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

1 Comment

  • @Dayngr August 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    It was a fun event and such a great experience to share with the kids. Even though mine are a bit older than yours, we had a great time. @Dayngr | Blogger-in-Chief NC Blogger Network
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