On Monday, August 21st, 2017, the continental US will observe a historic event - a total solar eclipse!
Leavenworth will receive 1 minute and 32 seconds of darkness, while Atchison clocks in at 2 minutes and 17 seconds. Points near St. Joseph, Missouri will enjoy 2 minutes and 39 seconds, near the maximum total duration for this eclipse. Concordia will experience 98% darkness for over a minute. The total solar eclipse reaches the State of Kansas at 1:02 p.m. CDT and exits at https://eclipsemega.movie/
Between , Concordia students will be able to view the solar eclipse (with the maximum eclipse in our area happening around ) at school, with additional lessons about the eclipse leading up to the event. Field trips were planned this past year for our science students to travel to areas of totality and we are looking forward to this great learning experience for our students.
Concordia will experience better than 98% totality, and it is our hope that all students will be in attendance at their school that day to participate in our activities with their classmates and teachers!
The Concordia School District has purchased solar eclipse glasses for all students in preparation for the Great American Solar Eclipse!
The glasses purchased meet the ISO 12312-2 international standards, the NASA recommended filter. Students will be monitored by staff to ensure student eye safety is the highest priority.