Schools systems prepare for the total solar eclipse

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The path of totality for the 2024 eclipse will pass directly over sections of Western and Central New York.

Come On August 21st, a rare solar eclipse will be visible across the country.

More than 3,000 years ago, the Chinese believed that a dragon ate the sun during a solar eclipse, so they gathered outdoors to drive away the beast by beating pots, pans and drums. If using a telescope or binoculars, viewers must use appropriate filters to cover the lenses in additional to wearing eclipse glasses. For example, maybe the Hawk's Nest in Port Jervis or Perkins Memorial Tower at Bear Mountain State Park. Photo courtesy of NASA. The viewing will begin at 1:15 p.m. near the Natural Science building. Watch the library's Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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Bring a cereal box and make an eclipse projector! The maximum coverage of the Sun will occur at 11:51 a.m. NBC also plans live coverage, with Lester Holt hosting special reports at 1 and 2 p.m. EDT featuring correspondents reporting from Oregon, Illinois, Wyoming and SC.

We also ask parents to use an abundance of caution while driving during the time of the eclipse, and to be especially careful in the parent pickup area at school to avoid distracted drivers, students and pedestrians.

The library stresses that anyone using glasses not obtained from them should make sure those glasses meet safety specifications before viewing the sun. During the eclipse party, viewers will be instructed on how to safely view an eclipse, receive a pair of eclipse viewing glasses, and enjoy their lunch. Retail chains like Best Buy, Lowe's, Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Toys "R" Us have been stocking eclipse glasses.

This poster was designed specifically for NASA by artist Tyler Nordgren.

Technology has come a long way from where it was during previous eclipses visible in the U.S., such as the 1979 event.

The Sedona Lookers are hosting a star party at Sedona library during the eclipse in the front parking lot.

The Independence Seaport Museum is having a picnic viewing party that is BYO lawn chairs, blankets and food. The next time a total eclipse will happen for the United States is in 2024, but it will not be able to be seen by as many people as this year's eclipse. For decor, think astronomy-themed. As the Moon moves between the Sun and the Earth, the Moon's shadow is cast on the Earth.

The Sarasota County School District has sent information to principals about the solar eclipse that will be visible in the continental US on Monday, Aug. 21. There are a few listing that are borderline and might arrive in time, but the glasses aren't cheap, and you'd have to pay a ton for fast shipping - probably at least $50-60 total, but there is some price gouging happening online, too. The event lasts from 12 to 4 p.m.

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