Solar eclipse: Eastern Canada schools to close; Safety alert for students

By: 600011 On: Apr 1, 2024, 4:06 PM


As North America prepares to witness the total solar eclipse on April 8, Eastern Canada has also announced safety precautions. To reduce the risk of solar eclipses, school districts have announced that they will be canceling classes or ending classes early and sending children home for the safety of children. School boards have announced that they will ensure that students are not in schools during the solar eclipse.

Children looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse can cause eye damage. Not only this, the authorities also share the concern that traffic will also become difficult as darkness will spread during the afternoon solar eclipse. The moon, which is about 200 km across, completely blocks the sun's light. Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to view the solar eclipse. It is expected to last more than two hours. But the total eclipse lasts only one to three minutes.

A warning letter about the solar eclipse has been sent to all parents by school boards. The letter from the director of the Toronto District School Board points out that viewing the solar eclipse without safety devices can be dangerous and can seriously affect the eyesight.