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Bask in the Rare Beauty of the Near-Total Solar Eclipse: All You Need to Know

BySamantha Jones

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

On Monday, April 8, we will experience a rare near-total solar eclipse in our location. At approximately 3:25 p.m., the sun will be almost completely blocked by the moon, causing darkness to fall over our area. This is a unique opportunity for us to witness this phenomenon, and we encourage everyone to step outside and safely observe it.

All Pine Bush students will have 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. It is important to remember that looking directly at the sun, the eclipse, or the moon during the event without proper eye protection can result in permanent blindness. Approved eclipse glasses are the only safe way to view the eclipse. Sunglasses, Blue Blockers, or regular glasses are not sufficient protection.

The partial solar eclipse in Orange County, New York will begin at 2:10 p.m., reach its maximum at 3:25 p.m., and end 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 you may still be able to acquire approved solar eclipse glasses online or from local retail stores or libraries where they have been distributed for free.

By Samantha Jones

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