Solar Eclipse Task Force

Dear Cowboy Families,

If you have not heard….a once in a lifetime event is coming to Ohio! We are thrilled to announce that this school year we will be experiencing two different eclipses in this part of the Northern Hemisphere. Please do not look up at the sun during the eclipse as it can damage your eyes! We are working toward purchasing iso-certified eclipse glasses for each student in the building. The eclipse task force will be organizing lessons and information leading up to the annular eclipse on October 14th,2023 and solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024. Stay tuned for more details soon.


The Eclipse Task Force

Annular Eclipse        *October 14, 2023 

11:51 am- 2:30 pm 

*1:07 pm (max  coverage)

An Annular eclipse, also known as the “ring of fire” eclipse, occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and Sun. It covers most of the Sun, but because it is so far away, the outer edge is visible as a bright ring or “annulus” around the dark Moon. We will not get to experience the “ring of fire” in Ohio, but we will still get to see a partial eclipse.

**(It is not safe to look at the eclipse without proper eclipse glasses)

Solar Eclipse        *April 8th, 2024

2:00 pm-4:29 pm 

*3:13 pm-3:17 pm (TOTAL coverage)

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, obscuring the image of the Sun. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon appears larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.

The 2024 eclipse is unique because it gives us the chance to see a total eclipse where the moon completely covers the sun.

**(It is not safe to look at the eclipse without proper eclipse glasses)

Darkness solar eclipse