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Solar Eclipse in Middletown

Scholars look at eclipse

Middletown scholars experienced the partial solar eclipse after school on April 8. The rare event took place when the moon was positioned between the Sun and Earth, blocking the normal path of light to the Earth’s surface.

Middletown was not directly in the path of totality, but the district distributed protective eyeglasses that enabled our young people to safely observe the eclipse at our seven school buildings. Some of the schools had special eclipse-related activities during the school day as well. The eclipse began around 2:10 p.m., and reached its peak by 3:25 p.m.

It truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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