This coming up Monday, the United States will get to see a total solar eclipse of the sun! WOW. How amazing!
The total solar eclipse is a path where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona- can be seen and it will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.
According to timeanddate.com:
The partial eclipse begins (when the moon touches the sun’s edge) will happen at approximately 11:46am!
The maximum eclipse ( when the moon is closet to the center of the sun) will happen at approximately 1:16pm!
The partial eclipse ends (when the moon leaves the suns edge) will happen at approximately 2:45pm!
Pearland ISD will get the chance to see this awesome experience!
With the solar eclipse taking place on the first day of school, Pearland ISD schools will get the chance to see this rare sight and students will be provided CE ISO certified solar eclipse viewing glasses for protection!
The solar eclipse is great opportunity for the district to increase the science literacy for students K-12 because it is a real life experience!
Parents will receive a letter via Skyward if they chose to have their student opt out of the solar eclipse viewing. The letter must be returned to the students school on the first day of school!