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Solar Eclipse passes over McCallie School

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on August 21, 2017

McCallie students gathered on campus or traveled with family and classmates to observe the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

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08212017Eclipse2.jpgThe 2017 solar eclipse — the first eclipse to cross the entirety of the continental United States since 1918 — through the Chattanooga area into a brief period of darkness Monday afternoon as the Moon passed in front of the Sun for greater than 99 percent coverage on the McCallie campus.

Students learned more about the science behind the event in Chapel on Monday in a talk by science teacher Neil Dexter and were given special eclipse glasses to safely view the event, which began just after lunch and reached greatest coverage about 2:30 p.m.

Many students gathered on the Spencer J. McCallie III Quad to view the eclipse while others traveled with family into the totality zone just just north and east of Chattanooga.

More pictures from the eclipse can be seen at this online photo gallery.

Topics: Eclipse