From: Leave It to Cleaver
Pub. Date: June 23rd, 2017
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
So on Wednesday, May 30th of this year (1984) we had a cool spectacle in the US... a solar eclipse! The last total solar eclipse was in 1979, and I remember it really well (it was just 5 years ago, when I was 11!). We went out then and watched the eclipse through photo negatives. (By the way, that is apparently NOT safe at all!!) It was very cool.
The eclipse this year was what is called an 'annular' eclipse. According to my science teacher 'annular' means ring shaped, from the Latin 'annulus', meaning ring. It is an annular eclipse if the 'ring of fire' - a ring of the sun still visible when the moon is blotting out the center of the sun - is seen in even one location for even just one second.
Most of us saw what looked like a partial solar eclipse. I will say, in Michigan we had a pretty good view of it, as we're close to the exact path.
The next total solar eclipse in the United States happens Monday, August 21st, 2017.
|Total Eclipse of the Heart|
That's a lifetime away. I wonder where I'll be?
Think I'll play my tape of it again. I just made a mixed tape with that on it, as well as Flashdance by Irene Cara, All Night Long, by Lionel Ritchie, as well as songs from this year, Missing You, by John Waite, Drive by The Cars, and others as well as my fave from last summer, True, by Spandau Ballet.
I could listen to True all day. Always slipping from my hands/ Time's a sand of its own...
So anyway... it's a new school year, 1984/85, and things are touchy at home (Mom had a new baby, Jaymie, and I love my little sister to death, but man, does she whine a lot! And poopy diapers... yuck!) and my friends are acting kinda weird, and one of them Dolores, who I hung out with all summer is now dating (Eeuw!) Brock Nibley, Valetta's older brother and... things are just really, really weird. Maybe by 2017 we'll all have our acts together.
So... Total Eclipse of the Heart... coolest song of all time or what?
So everyone... please be careful viewing the total eclipse of the sun today. Enter my draw instead!
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