August 2017 Eclipse

August 2017 EclipseAre you ready? The clock is counting down to the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Greenville County and parts of surrounding counties will be in the path of totality for this awe-inspiring eclipse of the Sun on August 21, 2017.  The rest of the Eastern United States will see only a partial eclipse.  This spectacular event will engulf Greenville at 2:38PM (EST) in a dark shadow for around two minutes, giving observers a once in a lifetime celestial experience!

A total solar eclipse is when the Sun is covered entirely by the Moon, the sky deeply darkens, the temperature cools, and the Sun’s corona becomes visible. To find out the exact time of the start and end of the eclipse and totality for your specific area (Greenville, SC), use the following resource:  NASA Eclipse 2017

To help you prepare your students (and yourself) for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, Greenville County Schools is happy to share these resources.

Eclipse Events (Greenville and surrounding area)

Eclipse Safety

Protecting your eyes!

Driving safely:

Recording the eclipse:

Beth Leavitt, National Space Teacher of the Year, presents the Solar Eclipse Viewer Activity: Join Ms. Leavitt as she and her students at Wade Hampton High School construct solar eclipse viewers.

Recommended Resources for Elementary Students (Pre-K through 5th Grade)

Recommended Resources for Secondary Students (6th - 12th)

AJ Whittenberg has been certified as an official viewing site by NASA. Teacher and Intermediate Science Lead Mrs. Cristina Sims will be leading educational activities at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School.