Have you ever been outside on a clear night, when there was a full moon? If so, you probably noticed that it was incredibly bright, almost ten times brighter than a half moon. How can that be? Shouldn't a half moon be half as bright as a full moon? To find out, you will need:
Solar eclipses are fairly rare, so it is always a treat to be able to observe one. The main challenge is to find a way to see the eclipse, without damaging your eyes. While there are special filters that let you watch an eclipse, there is also a very safe, very simple way to observe it with materials that you probably already have.