FARMINGTON — Brittany Bearce remembers examination solar eclipses as a child regulating a hole in a square of cardboard, yet she had never seen one by a telescope until Thursday.
Bearce was one of about 150 people who stopped to take a demeanour during a astronomical eventuality by a span of telescopes set adult on a grass outward a San Juan College Planetarium on Thursday.
She schooled about a obscure during an astronomy class.
“I’ve always kind of favourite a investigate of a moon and a stars,” Bearce said.
Bearce, who is now a preschool teacher, told her students about a obscure progressing in a day and explained to them how a moon would pass in front of a sun. She forked to a crescent figure on a classroom’s carpet and told them that was what a obscure would demeanour like.
Thursday’s obscure was usually a prejudiced eclipse, yet some areas of North America saw some-more coverage than other areas, pronounced David Mayeux, a planetarium director.
He pronounced in Canada, a object was 80 percent lonesome during a peak, yet in a Four Corners, a moon usually blocked 45 percent of a sun.
Mayeux pronounced there is a intensity for an obscure each 6 months, and solar eclipses start within a few weeks of a lunar eclipse. There was a lunar obscure on Oct. 8.
The final time a area saw a solar obscure was in 2012, and a San Juan College bookstore systematic observation glasses. People rushed to a bookstore on Thursday to squeeze a remaining eyeglasses from a 2012 event.
Mayeux pronounced a subsequent solar obscure is likely to take place in 2017 and will be seen as a sum obscure in a northern United States.
“The usually time we ever have a solar obscure is during a new moon phase,” he said.
He combined lunar eclipses usually start during full moon stages.