Solar Eclipse on August 21
On the second full day of school, the sun, moon, and earth will perfectly align. This alignment will cast a dark moon shadow across the U.S. and bring an eerie nightfall in the middle of the day. Solar eclipses occur about every 18 months. The most populated areas of the world experience them every 375 years. The total eclipse path stretches 70 miles in width. Tucson will experience a partial eclipse at 10:27a.m., which is just in time for recess! We will provide your child with a pair of viewing glasses that are safe for direct solar viewing. Thanks to Ms. Jamison for providing these glasses from the UA Science SkyCenter. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child and we are hoping the sky is clear for this celestial event of awe. The path of the eclipse will be from northwest Oregon at 9:05 a.m. to South Carolina around 2:45 p.m. The eclipse will last the longest (2 minutes, 43 seconds) in southern Illinois. For those of you who still want to take a vacation, there may be a seat on the “Oasis of the Seas”, which will view the eclipse outside of Port Canaveral.
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