Saturday, August 12, 2017

Where To Find Eclipse Viewing Glasses

Not many days left 'til the ECLIPSE! HOW and WHERE to find Eclipse Glasses and Handheld Viewers


Where to get free or buy total eclipse glasses handheld viewers
Where to get  FREE or PURCHASE total eclipse glasses handheld viewers
If you are like many of us, you hope to get a peek of this astronomic event!

Recently I read that your local library has glasses supplied by the Library Networkwhich distributed over 2 million glasses free of charge to local libraries.  So, I looked at the chart to find out what library near us had them. Then went yesterday to the closest library, only to find out that they are all gone or being saved for their "Viewing Event".

Well, this tells me if you can't get glasses on time, contact and go to your library and sign up for their viewing event!  Perhaps, your school or local organization has a safe viewing event, too! Because it could be dangerous to view this without the proper equipment. 

If you are looking for places TO BUY the safety glasses check out this page at NASA.  They have a huge list of options.  BUT hurry because they are starting to be sold out!

To find out exactly when it happens where you live, go here to see the Countdown CLOCK 

For More important information regarding the Total Eclipse:


Loads of SAFE ways to View the Eclipse
The link: http://planetpalsblog.blogspot.com/2017/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html






Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About The Eclipse


The Eclipse is coming August 21.  This is a Rare event, which has't been seen in many decades and will not again for several more. It sure is worth seeing either live or livestream with family and or friends.
Loads of SAFE ways to View the Eclipse
Here are some of our favorite sources to help you see this upcoming scientific celestial event the August 21, 2017 Eclipse. 

Find out where in the world you can see it, what time in your zone, what to expect, and how to safely view it.

Just remember, if you watch it live, be careful!

When where how to see it:  Total Eclipse Guide and Map
From Farmers Almanac 
View it Live Stream from Nasa

Find out what to expect to see where you live in USA , closest place to see it from,  by your zip code


From National Geographic,  Get ready to see the Rare #ECLIPSE make a #DIY Eclipse Viewer


The most important thing is to watch it safely, so read this article on HOW TO WATCH THE ECLIPSE SAFELY from NASA




Saturday, July 8, 2017

What's In The Sky for July!

Happy Full Moon Pals!  The full moon is exact on July 9 at 13:10.

What are this months full moon names? The names for the July Moon are Ripe Corn Moon, Summer Moon, Ghost Moon, Crane Moon, Rose Moon, Mead Moon and Moon of Mid Summer.

This is a full month with the DELTA AQUARIUS METEOR Shower Jul 21-Aug 23 and the PERSEIDS Jul 13-Aug 26!

Coming in August we also have the Partial lunar eclipse August 7 and Total solar eclipse August 21!

Did you know we call the moon names?

Don't worry we are being kind!  The moon has been given names from different peoples based on the calendar and their culture for centuries! Some of May moon names are: The Flower Moon, The Milk Moon, Bright Moon, Hare Moon, Grass Moon, Planting Moon, Panther Moon, Dragon Moon and the Moon When Leaves Are Green.The Arapaho Indians referred to this Full Moon as "when the ponies shed their shaggy hair"
See the names for every month: 

Learn more about the Full Moon Names,  Moon Phases and Moon Facts at Planetpals!

Monday, July 3, 2017

How Important Is Caring For Earth - Let Kids tell Us!

Teachers Help Kids Illustrate How Important Environmental Responsibility Is!

Kids around the world illustrate how important caring for the planet can be.

Canton Elementary School Student Andrew , first grade, drew his rendition of Planetpals Earthman.  


Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art
Muzak thought up his own Planetpals Characters....and shared them with us. This creative poster idea was part of an art compitition organized by HRCA mega events, Pakistan. Muaaz Salman and in the first grade received silver medal for this.


Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art

Simple ideas by using newsprint and printed type, teach us to plant trees. Drawing by Christie.

Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art

Division 1,  K-1st grade student Jonathan R. from Samoset Elementary Manatee County teaches us about water conservation.


Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art

Teaching us many things!  This clever poster by first grader Rachel Watson illustrates everything we can foo to help Earth.She won first prize.
Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art
There are many more great ideas for Teachers to Teach responsibility at Planetpals.  All Earth all the time!







Thursday, June 8, 2017

Think Pink this June Full Moon!

June's full moon, will reach its peak this Friday, June 9, at 9:10 a.m. EST.  Known as the Strawberry Full Moon, the Strong Sun MoonMoon When Berries Are Ripe, the Dyan Moon, Moon of Horses, Planting Moon, Windy Moon, Green Corn Moon, Lotus Moon and Rose Moon.  Think about those while you view this special moon! 

This months moon is at 

The Full Moon will be in Sagittarius (Sun in Gemini opposite Moon in Sagittarius. 
Also on June 9, Jupiter ends its retrograde motion.


Learn more about the full moon pages and names.