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Partial Solar Eclipse Information

Posted on April 7

Attention Northland Families:

As school resumes tomorrow (April 8, 2024), a unique event will be visible over Canada, the United States, and Mexico: a solar eclipse. While a total solar eclipse will captivate viewers in certain areas, it's important to note that we (Northern Alberta) will experience a partial solar eclipse.

For Areas Outside the Eclipse Path of Totality (Northern Alberta Included):

In Northern Alberta, the Sun will appear to be partially covered by the Moon, creating a stunning partial eclipse. Proper eye protection is crucial when observing the partial eclipse to protect your eyes at all times.

If you don't have special glasses designed for eclipse watching, there are alternative methods, such as creating an eclipse projector. You can learn how to make one easily; click on the website link for a guide: https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/youth-educators/activities/fun-experiments/eclipse-projector.asp.

For those intrigued by the total solar eclipse, it will traverse across some cities and towns in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. These regions will experience the remarkable phenomenon of being plunged into darkness for a few minutes.

More information about observing solar eclipses safely and the path of the total solar eclipse can be found on the Government of Canada website: https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/eclipses/total-solar-eclipse.asp.

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