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Plans for Viewing the Solar Eclipse on August 21st

The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918, almost 100 years ago. The 2017 eclipse in either total or partial phase can be seen by over 500 million people in North and South America, Europe, and Africa. In the U.S., millions will gather along a slim ribbon less than 100 miles wide to see totality, the complete blocking out of the sun by the Moon which will reveal the solar corona. While the Cincinnati area is not in the band of totality, we will still see 93% of the sun covered at the peak of the solar eclipse. It is also truly an historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature's most stunning displays.

The eclipse will begin at 1:01 pm in Cincinnati. It will peak at 2:29 pm and end at 4:30 pm. We are making plans to view the eclipse in a safe and educational manner. Because the peak eclipse will be at dismissal, the Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation is generously purchasing and providing every student and staff member with ISO Certified solar viewing glasses. In addition, teachers will have the opportunity to sign their classes up to view a larger portion of the eclipse. Teachers who are not able to attend the event also have the ability to live stream the event. Teachers are preparing to tie this exciting event into the curriculum in every subject.

 

 
 
 
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