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What You Need to Know About The Eclipse and Flagler Schools

What You Need to Know About The Eclipse and Flagler Schools

Mark your calendars for April 8, 2024, as a mesmerizing celestial event unfolds: a Partial Solar Eclipse. In Flagler County, we'll witness approximately 70% coverage of the sun at its peak, resulting in a subtle dimming effect.

What Exactly is a Partial Solar Eclipse? 
It's when the moon partially obscures the sun, casting a captivating shadow on Earth. Our viewing window for this event starts at 1:35 p.m., reaching its maximum spectacle at 3:04 p.m., and concluding by 4:18 p.m.

During the viewing window, Flagler Schools will be limiting outside activities for elementary students.

Important Reminder: 
Protect your eyes! Never gaze directly at the sun, even during a partial eclipse. Though many people are purchasing the certified solar viewing glasses with the ISO 12312-2 certification, we ask that families not send these glasses, or any similar device, to school with their child. 

If you’d like to learn more about this event, here are some sources you can review:

  1. Animation of the partial solar eclipse in Flagler Beach on April 8, 2024.

  2. See video from the Weather Channel regarding the path of the solar eclipse: video

  3. Information from NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio: info.

Photo Courtesy: NASA