On Monday, August 21, 2017, every American state will have a view of a partial solar eclipse. Some from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will be in the path to observe a total solar eclipse. This is the first time a total solar eclipse will cross the United States, coast-to-coast since 1918. Share your photos and videos of this spectacular event with NASA and each other!
WARNING: Never look or point your camera directly at the sun except during totality when the sun’s disk is completely shadowed by the moon.
NASA encourages you to upload pictures and videos of your eclipse events, artistic impressions, community outreach activities, etc. to this Flickr group or Instagram. Make sure you include your name or your club or organization’s name and a description of the image/video.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.