Solar Eclipse 2017

Our precious homemade solar eclipse projectors

On August 21, 2017, some OLMs observed the solar eclipse using our neat homemade viewers made of shoe boxes, pieces of aluminum foil and white bond paper, thanks to the CSA for posting instructions on how to make a solar eclipse projector.

The solar eclipse in Toronto occurred at about 2:30 pm.  It was a partial solar eclipse which means that the sun and moon were not perfectly aligned and only a part of the sun was hidden by the moon.

The dimming and the change of the sunlight during the eclipse was an encounter with the mystery of creation!  According to the Canadian Space Agency, the next total solar eclipse to be visible in Canada will occur on April 8, 2024, when the path of totality will cross Mexico, the United States and Eastern Canada.

-Lorie J. Nunez, OLM



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