In the “Sun Smarts” feature in OWL’s June issue, we told you that a total eclipse of the Sun would be visible from parts of Asia this summer. As astronomers predicted, the solar eclipse happened earlier this week.
And, as if I’d even think of letting you down, I’ve got some footage of the actual event for you to feast your eyes on.
Here is a clip from Japan (sadly, no English subtitles):
Wow. The fiery loops you can see around the 5:00 mark are part of the Sun’s corona, which is only visible during a solar eclipse. It’s a rare sight (North Americans won’t see it live until 2017), and cool that they captured it on video.
Thanks to Owlkids book editor John Crossingham for pointing me to the smokin’ hot clip. Talk to you next week!