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NHCS Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing and Activities for the Community at Castle Hayne Elementary

New Hanover County Schools will host an event for students, families and community members to safely view the solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is a phenomenon in which the moon covers the sun. New Hanover County Schools’ Regional STEAM Specialist David Glenn will lead the event with providing eclipse activities, scientific data collection, and solar glasses for safe viewing for students and families.

During totality, when the sun's disk is completely covered by the moon, it is safe to view the eclipse with the naked eye. But skywatchers should NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights -- a total solar eclipse. The path where the moon will completely cover the sun so the sun's corona can be seen will stretch from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.

Monday, August 21, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Castle Hayne Elementary School
3925 Roger Haynes Drive
Castle Hayne, North Carolina 28429

For more information, please contact David Glenn, NHCS Regional STEAM Specialist, at


Posted: 08/16/17