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Simulated image of partial eclipse as seen from Marion, Virginia, at approximately 2:39 pm EDT, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

This image is a screen capture of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 2017 eclipse simulator software. It depicts coverage of the eclipse as seen from Marion, Va., at approximately 2:39 pm on Monday, Aug. 21.

MSHS Eclipse Day 2017

The solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017 is a great educational opportunity. Marion Senior High School's Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (APCSP) students have created this website to provide easy access to the many eclipse educational resources developed by NASA and other organizations. In addition, we are planning to live stream the eclipse and some of the eclipse-related events going on at MSHS on Eclipse Day.

Warning: viewing a solar eclipse without proper eye protection can damage your eyes. Some vendors have sold solar eclipse glasses that do not meet safety standards.

Useful Eclipse Information

Live Streams of the Eclipse

MSHS's APCSP students are planning to live stream the eclipse through our YouTube Channel, but since we are somewhat limited in the amount of time we had to prepare for this event (school just started on Aug. 10), we are also providing the following list of eclipse live streams. NASA's stream should be awesome, but just in case the NASA feed gets overloaded with traffic, we suggest you try some of the other streaming sites, including the two Exploratium live streams we have embedded on this page.

Exploratorium Live Streams

Note: the following embedded live streams will show an error until the streaming actually starts on Aug. 21.

Safety Tips

Photo of solar eclipse viewing glasses showing ISO 12312-2:2015 certification for safe solar eclipse viewing.

You can damage your eyes by looking at a solar eclipse without proper eye protection. To view the eclipse safely, you should use glasses or goggles that meet ISO 12312-2:2015 certification, like the ones shown here. Unfortunately, unscrupulous vendors have been selling solar viewing glasses that don't meet the ISO specification, even though they carry the ISO certification label. Using these fake ISO glasses to view the eclipse could cause eye damage. This website operated by the American Astronomical Society and the National Science Foundation has more information on viewing the eclipse safely, including tips on how to determine if your glasses are truly ISO 12312-2 certified. NASA also has information on how to view the eclipse safely.
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Marion Senior High School Advanced Placement Computer Science students trying out solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Students in the first period Marion Senior High School Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles class try out their solar eclipse viewing glasses.
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