One Way To Preserve Your Eclipse Memory

Send yourself a “mental snapshot” of the eclipse so you can hold onto your experience of the cosmic event.

Total Solar Eclipse, astronomical phenomenon when Moon passes between planet Earth and Sun
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Take 2 minutes to record a “mental snapshot” of what you experience during the eclipse.

Here’s how: Write one sentence describing something you observed during the eclipse. What do you see? Hear? Smell? Touch? Taste? How do you feel? What else do you notice? Just take a brief snapshot of the day, or a particular moment, with your mind, however you experience it.

Don’t think about it too hard. And whatever you do, don’t write it down during the eclipse! Just enjoy the moment.

Click the button below to record your memory by April 15. Next week, we’ll compile the responses and share some of them in our Moon Mail newsletter and on our website. (We’ll only share with your permission. You have the option to keep the response just for yourself.)

Record Your Memory

This was an installment of our 2024 limited-run eclipse newsletter, “Moon Mail.” See the full “Moon Mail” archive here.

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