MVSD Students and Staff View the Eclipse

MVSD Students and Staff View the Eclipse

      Adding to the thrill of the first day of school for MVSD students was the first Total Solar Eclipse to be visible from coast to coast in the United States in almost 100 years.

        Equipped with their District provided protective glasses, students and staff members gathered outside their classrooms and offices to view the unique spectacle.  As they watched the moon slowly move across the sun, students described it as awesome, pretty, cool, incredible and a few thought it looked like the moon was taking a bite out of the sun.  

        “This is so cool,” said a 5th grader at Cogswell School who modified his protective glasses with pens to make sure they stayed on.  “The eclipse makes the sun look amazing, he added as he gazed upward.”

       At Magnolia Learning Center students viewed the eclipse and tracked its progression by recording their observations. 

      “Our students had a great time learning about and viewing the eclipse,” said Terri Thomas, administrator.  “They reviewed information from CNN and NASA and tracked their observations as they watched it occur.  It was a great experience for them.”

        Even though we didn’t get to see the eclipse in totality here in Southern California, the partial solar eclipse was a great experience for all to see.

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