Kayla (left) and Noah Baills soak up the partial sunlight of today’s eclipse in Toowoomba
Kayla (left) and Noah Baills soak up the partial sunlight of today’s eclipse in Toowoomba Contributed

Young minds boggled by eclipse goggle ogle

A GOGGLED pair of Toowoomba kids got an eyeful of yesterday's annular solar eclipse, thanks to some creative handiwork by their mother.

Rangeville State School students Kayla and Noah Baills kitted up, craned their necks as the moon passed in front of the sun.

An annular eclipse happens when the sun and moon are exactly in line, but the moon appears smaller than that of the sun and creates a "solar ring".

Their mum, who runs Toowoomba handmade jewellery and "whimsical product" business Flights of Fancy, created the goggles herself.

"They wore these to watch the solar eclipse and then took the goggles to school so some of their friends could see it too," Anita Baills said.

"The safety goggles are the base product I use to embellish for steampunk costume wear."

The next total solar eclipse will happen on July 13, 2037.



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