Press "Enter" to skip to content

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Update – Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024

A partial solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024, in St. Mary’s County. The eclipse will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. and end just after 4:30 p.m., with maximum coverage at approximately 3:20 p.m. During the eclipse, there will be 86-88% coverage, during which it will get darker outside, but there will not be total darkness. All St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) dismiss at some point during the eclipse period.  Families and students should be aware of the following safety tips: Never look directly at the sun, especially during a solar eclipse.  It is dangerous and can cause permanent damage to the eyes.  Do not look at the sun through sunglasses, telescopes, or binoculars. Anyone using special viewing glasses or filters should only use those that conform to all International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. If you purchase special viewing glasses, ensure they are from reputable manufacturers.  There have been reports of counterfeit products labeled as if they conform to international safety standards. The American Astronomical Society, whose products are known to conform to ISO standards, provides a list of reputable companies that conform to safety standards. Eclipse resources for elementary students, including how to safely view the […]

The post St. Mary’s County Public Schools Update – Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024 appeared first on Southern Maryland News Net.

Source: https://smnewsnet.comNew feed

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *