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April 8 Solar Eclipse

Mount Vernon City Schools will not be in session on Monday, April 8.  Have your solar viewers ready for a once-in-a-lifetime event in Ohio on Monday, April 8!  An extremely rare celestial event will occur in our skies: a solar eclipse where Mount Vernon will be in the path of totality.

Starting at approximately 1:56 p.m., the moon will begin to pass between the Earth and the sun. The total event will last for roughly 2 hours and 31 minutes. However, totality will begin at 3:13 p.m., casting a shadow over our area for nearly two minutes.  

Mount Vernon City Schools will not be in session on Monday, April 8, to allow students to view the eclipse safely with family.  While traditional classes may not be in session, the learning doesn't have to stop!  There are many online activities and resources to explore the science and significance of solar eclipses. Parents, we encourage you to join in the excitement by discussing the eclipse with your children and exploring educational resources together.

Remember to view the solar eclipse safely. Please ensure that you and your family use the eclipse viewer card sent home with your student or approved solar viewing glasses to protect your eyes.  Read the attachment for safety information from NASA Science.

Together, let's make the most of this remarkable opportunity to view one of the wonders of our universe!

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