Total Solar Eclipse
  • Solar Eclipse Resources

    On Monday, April 8, 2024, Roanoke will experience a partial solar eclipse. During this time, the moon will cover a portion of the sun, making it less bright. This tricks your eyes into being able to look at the sun, but it is dangerous to look at the sun without special equipment. Looking directly at the sun’s rays can burn a part of your eye called the retina, causing temporary or permanent damage to your eyes. 

    Schools will dismiss two hours early on Monday, April 8, 2024, for student safety, as the eclipse will take place during dismissal. For information regarding after school activities, please contact your student's school/coach.

    Read the FAQs below to learn more about the upcoming eclipse, how to safely view it, and links to other resources.

  • Partial solar eclipse

    A partial solar eclipse

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is a solar eclipse?

  • What happens during a solar eclipse?

  • Why can't I look at the eclipse?

  • Is there a way I can safely look at the eclipse?

  • Additional Resources

  • Solar Eclipse Watch Party Events