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Experiencing a Rare Near Total Solar Eclipse: Precautions and Safety Measures for Viewing in Our Location

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Pine Bush Science Department’s Recommendations for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, we will have a rare opportunity to witness a near total solar eclipse in our location. This event occurs when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun, causing darkness to fall over our area. At approximately 3:25 p.m., the sun will become almost completely blocked by the moon.

We encourage everyone to take a moment to step outside and safely witness this phenomenon. However, it is crucial that you do not look directly at the sun, the eclipse, or the moon during the event without proper eye protection. Approved eclipse glasses are the only safe way to view the eclipse, as looking without them can result in permanent blindness. Sunglasses, Blue Blockers, or regular glasses are not sufficient protection.

To ensure a safe viewing experience for all Pine Bush students, there will be a half day on Monday, April 8, with all after-school activities either canceled or rescheduled. Make sure to check with your advisor or coach for more information. The partial solar eclipse in Orange County, New York will begin at 2:10 p.m., reaching its maximum at 3:25 p.m., and ending at 4:36 p.m., lasting for a total of 2 hours and 26 minutes. NASA’s website provides additional information on this upcoming event and solar eclipse glasses may still be available online or at local retail stores or libraries where they have been distributed for free.

This is an excellent opportunity for us to come together and appreciate nature’s beauty while taking necessary precautions to protect our eyesight. Let’s make sure we enjoy this experience safely!

By Samantha Nguyen

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