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Solar Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024

Solar Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024

On the afternoon of April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible throughout New York State. Although Nassau and Suffolk County are not in the path of totality, residents will be able to see just under 90% coverage between approximately 2:00 and 4:30 pm, with peak coverage occurring at approximately 3:26 pm. During this time, the sky will darken, similar to dawn or dusk. The Eclipse is a rare and exciting astronomical event that provides a unique opportunity for students to witness a natural phenomenon and learn about astronomy firsthand.

In preparation for this event, we have arranged to have eclipse-viewing glasses available for all of our students and staff so that they may witness this natural phenomenon safely. When watching the partial phases of the solar eclipse, which will happen before and after totality, students and staff must look through the provided safe solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses). Eclipse glasses are NOT regular sunglasses; regular sunglasses, no matter how dark, are not safe for viewing the sun. 

If you would like to learn more about the solar eclipse, please see the links below:

If you have any questions regarding the eclipse or the arrangements being made, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s building principal. As always, we thank you for your continued partnership in ensuring the best educational experiences for all of our students.

Thank you again for your ongoing cooperation and support.