Solar Eclipse Event

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MUSD Experiences the Solar Eclipse

MUSD and Launches a High Altitude Balloon

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Solar Eclipse August 21, at 10:17 AM

MUSD is providing Eclipse Shades to every campus so that you can be a part of this special event and watch the moon cross in front of the sun! This event will not happen again in the United States until 2024! Learn more about where and when future eclipses will be here.

Here in MUSD, the sun will be blocked about 75% at 10:17 AM.

The whole event will be from 9:02 am to 11:40 am.

MUSD Facebook homepage - students at desks

Visit our Facebook page to see a live stream of Totality by Jeff Baldwin of LHS and Dr. Larry Grimes of SHS!





Classroom Activities

Live stream from high altitude (115,000 feet) balloon launches along totality!
MUSD will be launching its own high altitude balloon to collect data and video and compare our data with data from the NASA sponsored balloon launches along totality.

Watch the NASA Eclipse Live Stream (scroll to bottom of page for choices)

Learn how Eclipses work (videos, diagrams, and pictures)

NASA K-12 Activity List

Live feed:

Great American Eclipse Twitter Chat with @DiscoveryEd (using the hashtag #CelebrateWithDE)



Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality ( is external)).  

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The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses." Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun!


  • Always inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it. Read and follow the instructions printed on the Eclipse Shades.
  • Always supervise children using solar filters.
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun.
  • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
  • Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury.
  • Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. Note that solar filters must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, camera lens, or other optics.
  • Outside the path of totality, you must always use a safe solar filter to view the sun directly.
  • If you normally wear eyeglasses, keep them on. Put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them.

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