CFFC: Orange and Yellow

The other day I was taking a walk around 4:00, mindful that the sun would be setting soon! I took my usual route, which leads to a park where I can sometimes see a pretty sunset. What I didn’t expect was this marvelous orange, yellow, and purple display! To me it almost looks like there […]

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86% Totality

On Monday, August 21, 2017, many people across this country were excited to get a look at the solar eclipse.  For the first time in generations, the total eclipse would pass over the continental United States! Some people made pinhole boxes, like we used to in school. Some trekked down to Carbondale or Makanda in […]

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The aurora borealis

August 29, 2016          11:30 pm The aurora borealis is the result of electrons colliding with Earth’s upper atmosphere. Typically it forms 80-500 km above Earth’s surface. The electrons come from solar flares caused by solar storms, and while we were in Alaska we found out that 2016 is the 11th year of the solar cycle […]

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