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Solar Safety

A total solar eclipse will cross over North America on April 8, 2024 and will be visible in our area from approximately 1:00-3:00 pm

What is it: 

  • A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken like at dusk. 

What you need to know:

  • This event will happen during the school day and/or at dismissal for some of our students. Due to this timing, there will not be a district-wide event. Individual teachers and club sponsors might plan specialized lessons around the event and that information will be communicated as needed.

  • Trying to view the eclipse without protective eyewear will instantly cause severe eye damage. 

  • Trying to view the eclipse through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter will instantly cause severe eye injury.

Go deeper: For More Information on the Eclipse and additional safety information: NASA