Solar Eclipse – Live Blogging by Barnaby Class (yr 5)


9.50 :

This 2015 we are lucky enough to get an eclipse in UK . We do have a very bad weather of corse, but there are still many ways to get a good view of the eclipse so don’t worry. For those who are not  familiar with the eclipse, it’s when the moon moves across the face of the sun and from our view on earth, it’s as if the sun turns into the moon and eventually we get a waxing gibbous and then it decreases. There is an hundred percent eclipse in Farouqe Island.

The eclipse is mostly in smaller countries meaning they get a better view. During an eclipse in the day it gets darker and darker and after the eclipse the sun will transform into a full sun. When we see the total eclipse the moon will turn into the dimond ring. A long time ago, there was a rumour in China that a dragon was eating the sun. But that was not true. Why is it darker than usual? Because moon covers the sun. The solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between the sun and the earth. The next solar eclipse will be in 2026 but the next total eclipse will be in 2090!!  Jane and Kaiya

9.47: The solar eclipse goes in front of the sun so it stops the sun providing light. The solar eclipse lasts for about five minutes. Chinese people thought that the dragon goes in front of the sun so Chinese people go outside with pots and pans and start whacking them so they can scare the dragon away (this is what Chinese people believe.) The Hindus believe that a monster called Rahul ate the sun. They also believe that if you bang pots Rahul will spit it out.

9:42 the sun was completely blocked by the moon. The Sun turned red as the moon was still blocking the Sun

9:44 the sun had a huge flash then the flash disappeared in a shock.  By Idriz and Tarisai

9.36: Today (20th March 2015) on the Faroe Islands the will be a total eclipse in 100%! As the eclipse occurs the sun wil have its light completely blocked out. The reason it happens is ,amazingly ,a coincidence that the sun and moon are at the same place at the same time. The solar eclipse is when you only see a crescent of the sun because the moon block’s most of it. When the moon fully covers the sun everyone will be able to take off their glasses and have a look it will be amazing! There are lots of myths about the eclipse ,most to do with being eaten. In England now at 9:35 it has reached the darkest it can be.In space there will be a dark shadow. By Charlie, Tomiwa and Ruben

9.29: This morning, we are watching the live solar eclipse! Today is the 20th of march 2015. The Faroe Islands and around north Scotland will have a total solar eclipse which occurs rarely. Its certainly is a once in a life time chance to be flying above the Faroe Islands at about 28000 feet. In a few million years, there will be no solar eclipses because every year the moon is going 4cm away from us, the earth. Sadly from our point of view, its too cloudy so we can’t see the sun. in Charles Dickens Primary School in London. By Elyab and Louis




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