Eclipse Day

Happy Eclipse Day!
Posted on 04/08/2024
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Happy Eclipse Day! 
Orono will experience the eclipse at 99.3% of totality, and--unlike the many parts of the country with clouds in the forecast--we should get to see this rare event through clear skies. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of it!

1. Be aware of the timing. The eclipse in Orono will begin shortly after the last bell and will last for about 2.5 hours. 
2. Don't look at the eclipse without your eclipse glasses! If you haven't gotten them from your advisor yet, you'll receive them during Advisory today.
3. Pay attention to what's happening on Earth as well as what's happening in the sky. During the eclipse, the weather may change, animals may behave strangely, and you may notice that colors and shadows appear different than you've ever seen them before. You can learn more about that here.
Enjoy this incredible event while you can! The next time we have an opportunity to view a total eclipse in Maine will be in 2079. (For reference, if you're graduating this year, that means the next chance to view totality in Maine will correspond with your 55th High School Class Reunion 🫣)