The Power of Nature

Sometimes, nature has the power to make people change their schedules. On April 8, there was a solar eclipse in the U.S. It went from Texas in the south to New Hampshire in the northeast. Day turned into night for a couple of hours. There was a partial eclipse in New York City, too. The moon covered almost 85% of the sun at the same time that a professional baseball game was scheduled. The teams decided to move the game to a later time in the day so that the eclipse didn’t bother anyone. My sister, who lives in New Hampshire, took today’s photo. How did she watch the eclipse? She used a colander, a bowl with many holes that cooks use to drain boiled pasta. The shadow of each hole showed the same partial eclipse on the ground. (139 words)