On Monday, August 21st we will have a solar eclipse. Where we are located, the peak will be at 10:15 AM when the moon obscures 77.3% of the sun!
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, obscuring the sun from view. When the disk of the moon appears
to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky, it is known as a total solar eclipse. If part of the sun is still visible, it is known as a partial solar eclipse.
Solar eclipses occur because the moon orbits the Earth at an average of 239,000 miles - which is just the right distance for it to appear the same size in the sky as the much larger sun, which is 93 million miles away. The amazing coincidence means that, when the moon passes in front of the sun, it is appears to cover it perfectly.
See you on our upper grade blacktop at 10:00am; we have solar eclipse glasses for everyone! Mrs. Korbett, STEM, Teacher Leader and Mrs. Hodge, Principal
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