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ERIC Number: EJ1147513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Eclipses and Eye Safety
Fulco, Charles
Science and Children, v54 n7 p58-61 Mar 2017
The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (TSE2017) will occur on August 21 in the continental United States, bringing totality to this area for the first time since 1979. The Moon's umbra will traverse from Oregon to South Carolina in about 90 minutes, bringing an eerie darkness to 14 states coast-to-coast and a partial eclipse to every part of the country from Alaska to Florida. During the almost 40-year period since the last totality, there have been ample chances to observe partial solar eclipses during school hours. Unfortunately, many science teachers have been unable to observe the eclipses. Administrators, worried about students becoming blinded by the eclipsed Sun, have routinely prevented teachers from taking their classes outdoors to view eclipses. In this article, the author dispel's myths about viewing eclipses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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