Image courtesy of NASA.

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross portions of the United States, creating a rare celestial event where the moon aligns perfectly between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow that plunges parts of the Earth into daytime darkness. This extraordinary event will be visible across fifteen states, offering a unique opportunity to witness daytime stars as darkness falls during the eclipse.

The map pictured above shows the path of the solar eclipse and the time at which totality will occur. The ideal viewing location is directly in the middle of the path where the duration of the eclipse is the longest, lasting for approximately four minutes.

Join an Official Solar Eclipse Watch Party

 Acellus Academy invites families to celebrate this spectacular event by hosting or joining official watch parties along the eclipse’s path. These gatherings will provide an opportunity for Acellus students and their families to witness the phenomena together. A listing of the official watch parties will be posted so that families can find an event that is nearest to their location.

How to Organize a Watch Party:

If you are interested in organizing a watch party, please use the comments section below to provide the following information:

  • Location — Where will the watch party be held?
  • Lodging — Info about nearby lodging or camping options
  • Event Details:
    • Describe your watch party and it’s location.
    • Suggested arrival times for attendees
    • Any additional activities planned
  • Contact Info — Provide the name of the event organizer and contact information for interested families.

A listing of the official Acellus Academy watch parties will be posted in the parent newsletter. Stay tuned for more information!

IMPORTANT: Wear Proper Eye Protection

It’s crucial to protect your eyes during the solar eclipse. Direct sunlight, even during an eclipse, can cause severe eye damage. It is important to wear specially designed solar eclipse glasses. It is only safe to view the eclipse without protection during the brief period of totality, when the moon fully blocks the sun’s light. Please exercise caution and ensure everyone in your party uses proper eye protection to enjoy this awe-inspiring event safely.

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