I wanted to find out what an eclipse was so Mummy and Daddy set up the computer so that I could search on Google.
These are the things that I found out about a solar eclipse. I did this all by myself.
A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the earth and the sun and the moons shadow obscures the sun.
Obscure means block out.
The next annular solar eclipse is on the 26th of February 2017 at 12.10 UTC. I don't know what UTC is but it is on my birthday, I'll be 8.
There are 48 days 1 hour 5 min and 47 seconds to go. That means that there are 48 days until my birthday.
You can watch a solar eclipse but you need to wear eclipse glasses or welders googles or through 2 pieces of card.
Welder googles are special glasses that people wear to do welding so that the light from the welding doesn't hurt their eyes. I asked Daddy this and he told me.
The solar eclipse will last for 7 minutes and 31 seconds.
An annular eclipse is when the edge of the sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon. The picture I looked at was very pretty.
A solar eclipse can only take place during a new moon.
The next total solar eclipse is on August 21 2017.
But we won't be able to see these two eclipses in Australia.
On the 7th of August 2017 there will be a partial lunar eclipse. This will be visible in Australia. I really hope that I get to watch this. I love space.
I don't know what a lunar eclipse is but I think it must be something about the moon because lunar means moon. Mummy and Daddy said that I had to stop because it was dinner time so I am going to ask if I can learn about lunar eclipse another day.