Secondary Students and Staff View Rare Solar Eclipse

August 24, 2017

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Middle and high school students had an amazing “once in a lifetime” opportunity this Monday to experience a rare solar eclipse. This was the first total solar eclipse to go coast to coast across the continental United States since 1918.

In anticipation of the event, CCS purchased the approved glasses for students so they could watch the moon as it moved in front of the sun. In preparation, science teachers discussed what a solar eclipse is and how it would occur with all students. Teachers emphasized the extreme importance of wearing the special glasses and how they would allow students to directly view the sun.

No amount of teaching, however, could truly prepare students and staff for what they would see. They were truly awestruck as they experienced the changes in lighting as they walked outside and directly viewed the slow movement of the moon across about 67% of the sun! We are reminded of what the psalmist said, “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.” To God be the Glory!