3 Things you need to know before the Solar Eclipse on Monday
Written by Lola Rizer on August 17, 2017
People across the nation are preparing for the first total Eclipse or near total Eclipse in the nearly 100 years. Most conversation centers around eye safety and the fact that you are not supposed to look directly at the sun. Here are some helpful links to help you navigate Total Eclipse day!
#1 There are some schools that will be dismissed early that day. source (WOAY)
Nicholas County Schools will be dismissing 3.5 hours early.
Tazewell County Schools will be dismissing students at 12:30 pm.
#2 Most schools will take this as an educational opportunity. Here is a note from Raleigh County Schools.
Check in with your teacher to see what your classroom is doing.
#3. No matter what, be safe while the Eclipse occurring. Here is a link to NASA – We are sure they know something about it. Here is where you find information on the Glasses they recommend or use a welders helmet with a #14 shield. (No, Really) They are also Live streaming the event.
The SYFY Channel is also covering it live starting at noon on Monday.
A little closer to home: You can hang at a WV State park – get some glasses- and see the Eclipse there. LINK SOURCE
Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted welcomes visitors to enjoy the day’s sky event with a two-for-the-price-of-one tram ride on eclipse date, Aug. 21. The aerial tramway, open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., starts at the lodge tram station and descends 500 feet into the New River Gorge and Hawks Nest marina area. Riders may exit the cars at the marina station to enjoy the lake and setting. A gift shop is located at the tram base station. Trip rates are $7 for adults and $5 for youth ages 5-16 and seniors. Learn more about Hawks Nest Lodge and amenities at www.wvstateparks.com or call 304-658-5212.
Pipestem Resort State Park near Pipestem offers a Summer Blues Package and Shadow Projection Cards as part of its eclipse celebration. – They will also be offering Moon Pies to Visitors! – BRILLIANT.
Twin Falls Resort State Park near Mullens offers “the best seat in the South” for the solar eclipse at its ball field. The moon will obscure about 91 percent of the sun with the darkest time occurring at 2:37 p.m.
There will also be activities at the overlook at Grandview. Bring a Chair.
BE Safe- Enjoy!