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Solar Eclipse: Monday, August 21st
Solar Eclipse: Monday, August 21st
Sabrina Kapp

On Monday, August 21 Indiana residents will be able to witness the rare occurrence of a Total Eclipse, where the moon will completely cover the sun. This will be the first Total Eclipse seen by the United States in 38 years. It will take place between 1:30-3:30 p.m., with the total eclipse occurring around 2:24 p.m.


Elementary students will witness the phenomenon of a total solar eclipse, live on classroom smartboards via the NASA website. NASA has special cameras that will safely capture the eclipse and broadcast it to our classrooms. Classroom window blinds will be open so that students can see the world darken around them while they safely watch sun move behind the moon.


At the middle school, safety glasses will be provided to all students (permission slips are being sent home today, and must be returned no later than Monday the 21st). At the appropriate time, students will move to the football field to experience the solar eclipse, while wearing their safety glasses. 


At PHS, science classes will make use of the NASA live-stream during the afternoon. 


Remember, even adults need to use approved eyewear during the time of the eclipse! Be sure to get your now if you plan to observe the eclipse outdoors.