February 19, 2008
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Noodles (Please)
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune (and Pluto's no longer a planet).
Frankie's very into astronomy these days. Tomorrow night is the last lunar eclipse until 2014! We're all in a tizzy preparing for the event tomorrow night which commences at 8:44 pm. We're going to make popcorn and watch it for a full 74 minutes.
This device is what we're going to use to create a model prior to the event. Just add fruit. The big discussion around the dinner table tonight was about what should represent the sun. A big, bold, wonderful pomelo or a stinky little orange. Feel free to agree with me in the comments. The earth will likely be a marshmallow (colored to an accurate representation) and the moon, a mini-marshmallow, of course.