What a fun and out-of-this-world day it has been at Crown of Life! One week into the new school year and our teachers and elementary students had an extraordinary opportunity to learn about solar eclipses. Here in Fort Myers, Florida, we experienced a partial eclipse at around 75% while the path of the total solar eclipse stretched across the center of our nation.
We watched live coverage of the event as it passed over the Midwest and listened to scientists as they explained the movement of the moon orbiting the earth, as the earth orbits the sun.
Our normal August weather in SW Florida consists of afternoon thunderstorms, but God blessed us with a bright day with few clouds for us to experience this event. Our students were educated on the importance of not looking directly at the sun. Therefore, we made pinhole projectors with both sheets of paper and boxes, and kept our backs turned toward the sun, so that our eyes could watch the eclipse through the pinhole projectors. The students were excited to see the shadow of the moon move across the circle of light from the sun on their papers, creating a crescent of light. Our day stayed bright as the sun still shined upon us even in partial view.
History was made today, not just in the United State’s Total Solar Eclipse of 2017, but in the memories and lives of each of our students. Our students experienced this moment together, creating even stronger bonds of friendship. God’s glory of His creation was on display and it will be a fun day that we will always remember!