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Posted in on April 4, 2024

Total solar eclipse is this Monday

What is a total solar eclipse? Will we really experience total darkness? Why do I need to wear eclipse glasses? 

These are the burning questions that keep us wondering about what’s happening Monday – but don’t worry, Arlington ISD’s young astronomers have got you covered. 

At 1:40 p.m., a total solar eclipse will sweep across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, blocking out the sun.  

So yes, the area will experience total darkness for a whopping four minutes and 28 seconds. Except you won’t be reaching for the flashlight, you’ll be reaching for your special viewing glasses. To learn how to view the eclipse safely, click here

Thanks to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, all students and staff were provided with eclipse glasses for protection from the sun’s rays.  

So, where will Arlington ISD students be? Well, outside, of course! Who needs textbooks when you can witness the wonders of the universe firsthand?  

But remember, it’s not happening until Monday. And for the love of science, make sure to wear your special glasses!  

Hear more about what Arlington ISD students are looking forward to here.