Super Moon

I tried to take a picture of the Super Moon but very cloudy.

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Moon image

I took a picture of the moon setting which had a red color.

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Eclipse book

In preparation for the solar eclipse of 2017, I decided to get a few books.  The first was Total Solar Eclipse 2017 by Marc Nussbaum

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Solar Eclipse Planning

Sometime back in 2015, I created a future task to start planning for the solar eclipse in 2017.  Earlier this year, a post on Seattle Astronomy talked about viewing the eclipse from Madras, Oregon at Oregon Solarfest.   The website has changed a lot since then but was very simple back in the spring.  I sent an email asking about camping opportunities and was able to secure a campsite.

I have been creating an ongoing checklist of preparations for the event.  The family has decided to make it the summer trip so researching other sites to see in central Oregon.

One thing I thought would be good to get ahead of was purchasing solar glasses for the entire family.  I decided to get the kids some solar binoculars to make it a little more interesting.

 

Sunoculars - Mini 6 X 30