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Safe Solar Eclipse on Monday April 8

Safe Solar Eclipse on Monday April 8

Dear La Habra City School District Families,

On Monday, April 8, 2024, our La Habra community will be treated to the spectacular sight of a partial solar eclipse. This rare astronomical event presents a wonderful learning opportunity for all of us.

However, the safety of our students, staff, and community members during the eclipse is our top priority. To fully enjoy this event while ensuring everyone's safety, please take note of the following important guidelines:

  • Eclipse Viewing Time: The eclipse will begin at 10:06 a.m., reach its peak at 11:12 a.m., and conclude by 12:23 p.m. Direct viewing of the eclipse without approved glasses is unsafe.
  • Eclipse Glasses: It is crucial to use special eclipse glasses that comply with the ISO 12312-2:2015 standard when looking directly at the eclipse. Regular sunglasses do not offer sufficient protection. 
  • Alternative Viewing Methods: For those without eclipse glasses, you may explore indirect viewing techniques, such as creating a pinhole projector. Instructions can be found on the American Astronomical Society website. Additionally, NASA will be broadcasting the eclipse live on their Youtube channel

School staff will remind students to not look directly at the sun during the eclipse.   Depending on the age of the student, and the time of their outdoor breaks in relation to the solar eclipse, recess may be held indoors.  

We kindly ask that you discuss these safety measures with your child and we thank you for your cooperation and enthusiasm. Let's look forward to experiencing this extraordinary event safely.


La Habra City School District