Resources for families to learn more about solar eclipses and how to view them safely.
We hope students of all ages take the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon with their families.
Read All About It
- National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Information Sheets (PDF)
- The Great American Annular Eclipse of the Sun
- A North American Total Eclipse of the Sun
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
FCPS Online Resources
Solar Eclipse 101
National Geographic [4:57]
What is an eclipse? Learn more about how solar eclipses happen, the four types of eclipses, and how to view the sun safely if you're within the path of totality.
The only time it is safe to look at an eclipse is when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face. Create eclipse viewers to view an eclipse: