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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.

Notice: 
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. 

Resources:
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