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Solar Eclipse April  8, 2024

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday April 8.  From Burnaby, the sun will only be about 17% covered at maximum.  The eclipse will happen from about 10:40 to 12:20.

For more information,  including an animation of what to expect, you can check out the eclipse 2024 website:

What’s a total solar eclipse?

The moon will line up perfectly between the Earth and the sun at midday, blotting out the sunlight. The full eclipse will last longer than usual because the moon will be just 360,000 kilometres from Earth, one of the year’s closest approaches. The closer the moon is to Earth, the bigger it is in the sky from our perspective, resulting in an especially long and intense period of sun-blocked darkness. Totality will last the longest over Mexico at 4 minutes, 28 seconds. (City News Vancouver)

As student safety is a responsibility we share with families, we are asking for your help in educating your child to help keep them safe. Please discuss with your child(ren) the importance of avoiding looking directly at the eclipse under any circumstances.

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