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     ​   ​On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience the first total solar eclipse since 1979. In New Mexico, we will view a partial solar eclipse at 65-70% coverage. During a partial eclipse, the Moon appears to block part (but not all) of the Sun's disk.

       Support students to explore this phenomenon of the Earth-Sun-Moon relationship through the activities and resources provided below:

Safely Observing
the Sun

Even during a solar eclipse, looking directly at the Sun without proper eye protection can cause serious injuries to your eyes. Please ensure that proper solar viewing glasses and/or pinhole projectors are utilized to safely observe the Sun

Safely Observing our Sun

​​Using Special Eclipse Glasses.pdf

Eclipse Across America.pdf

Solar Modeling Design Task

Cause of Lunar Phases and Eclipses.pdf

Viewing Times

Countdown to the Great American Eclipse.pdf

Begins:     8/21/17     10:22   AM

Max.:         8/21/17     11:46   AM

Ends:         8/21/17         1:14  PM

Get Ready for the Great American Eclipse.pdf

Preparing for the Eclipse.pdf

All American Solar Eclipse.pdf

Future Eclipses .pdf