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Get ready for a rare sight: A near-total solar eclipse on April 8 in Orange County, New York

BySamantha Nguyen

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

We are about to witness a rare and unique event in our location on Monday, April 8, as we prepare for a near-total solar eclipse. At approximately 3:25 p.m. on that day, the sun will become almost completely blocked by the moon, causing darkness to fall over our area.

This is an excellent opportunity for us to take a moment to step outside and safely witness this phenomenon. It is important to note that all Pine Bush students will have a half day on Monday, April 8, with all after-school activities either canceled or rescheduled. Be sure to check with your advisor or coach for more information.

It is crucial that you do not look directly at the sun, the eclipse, or the moon during the event without proper eye protection. Approved eclipse glasses are the only safe way to view the eclipse, as looking without them can result in permanent blindness. Sunglasses, Blue Blockers, or regular glasses are not sufficient protection. Make sure to acquire approved eclipse glasses from various sources or simply enjoy the midday darkening without looking directly at the sun.

The partial solar eclipse in Orange County, New York will begin at 2:10 p.m. on Monday, April 8, reaching its maximum at 3:25 p.m., and ending 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

By Samantha Nguyen

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