Solar Eclipses

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.

2023-24 Eclipses

October 14, 2023 - Annular Eclipse

April 8, 2024 - Total Eclipse

stack of books Read All About It

FCPS Online Resources

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Gale In Context

Exploring Eclipses


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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.

new resource Why Don’t We Have an Eclipse Every Month?

Exploratorium [1:54]

In this video, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains why we don't have a total solar eclipse every month.

new resource What is a Solar Eclipse?

The Dr. Binocs Show - Peekaboo Kids [2:45]

Learn about Lunar Eclipse with Dr. Binocs.

telescope Engaging Activities

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: