Safety History Facts Science Mythology

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What is binoculars, telescopes, glasses, sunglasses, smoked glass, polarizing filters, or exposed color film
These types of devices are unsafe to use to view an eclipse.

100

What is 1972
This year was the last time a total solar eclipse was viewed from the United States.

100

What is a pinhole projector
This device can be made at home to safely view an eclipse.

100

What is photosynthesis
This biological process halts during an eclipse.

100

What is the ancient Vikings
These ancient peoples believed that eclipses occurred when the sun or moon was swallowed by a wolf.

200

What is number 14 welder's glass or darker.
This type of glass is acceptable for viewing an eclipse.

200

What is pong
This game was popular the last time a total solar eclipse was viewed from the United States.

200

What is a corona
This aura of plasma can be seen around the moon during a total solar eclipse.

200

What is west to east, but the Earth's rotation causes an illusion so that it is seen as east to west
During an eclipse, the moon comes across the sky in this direction.

200

What is the Medes and Lydians in Anatolia
The ancient Greeks had a myth about these two groups fighting in 585 B.C.

300

What is UV rays, as they will damage the eye
This is why it is dangerous to look at the sun.

300

What is the observatory and transit house
This structure was built at Indiana University in 1898.

300

What is an umbral shadow
This kind of shadow occurs when none of the sun's light reaches the moon.

300

What is the theory of relativity (the deflection of light due to the gravitational field of the Sun)
During an eclipse, the stars in the vicinity of the sun will appear slightly shifted from their original positions because of this theory.

300

What is the ancient Egyptians
This group saw eclipses to be a bad omen too dark to be written about.

400

What is the retina of the eye
It is dangerous to observe the sun because it damages this part of the eye.

400

What is James Cuffey, Frank K. Edmondson, and Lawrence H. Aller
These three astronomers visited Kirkwood Observatory at Indiana University in 1947.

400

What is a total lunar eclipse
During this kind of eclipse, the moon passes through the Earth's umbral shadow, and it appears red-orange in color.

400

What is helium
This element was discovered during the total solar eclipse in August of 1868 by French astronomer Jules Janssen (1824-1907).

400

What is make noise to bring the sun back
The Vikings and Chinese would do this during an eclipse.

500

What is visible and non-visible (such as ultraviolet and infrared)
Safety glasses protect eyes from these kinds of lights.

500

What is CE 206
By this year, Chinese astronomers were able to predict solar eclipses by analyzing the motion of the moon.

500

What is Monday, April 8, 2024
The next solar eclipse that will be viewed in the United States will be on this date.

500

What is change direction
In 2003, Bill Lee observed that eclipses can do this.

500

What is chi' ibal kin
The ancient Mayans referred to eclipses as this phrase, which translates to 'to eat the sun.'

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