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Ferris Independent School District

Solar Eclipse


Total Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024

Start of the partial eclipse for Ferris, TX will begin at 12:23 p.m. CDT and end at 3:02 p.m. CDT. Maximum eclipse takes place at 1:42 p.m. CDT. Spectators in Ferris, Tx will observe 100% obscuration of the Sun during this time. 

For an interactive map of the path of totality and exact times for a specific area, spectators may use this link to the Path of Totality interactive Google Eclipse map.

➤ Since the total eclipse happens on a school day, Ferris ISD will provide viewing glasses for all participating students and staff to safely view this incredible phenomenon. Please ensure your child is in attendance to participate in engaging school-based activities.



Eclipse Safety

There are many safety guidelines to follow when viewing a solar eclipse. According to the NASA's website, you should abide by the following rules during an eclipse: 

  • Inspect eclipse glasses or handheld viewer
    • If torn, scratched, or damaged - DISCARD THE DEVICE
  • ALWAYS supervise children using solar viewers.
  • Concentrated solar rays will burn through optical device filters and cause serious eye injury.
  • DO NOT look at the sun through the following devices:
    • Camera lens
    • Telescope
    • Binoculars
    • Other optical device
  • You can ONLY view the eclipse directly when the Moon completely obscures the Sun (during the period known as totality).

For further information on observing a solar eclipse, you can visit the American Astronomical Society's webpage dedicated to eye safety: "How to Safely View a Solar Eclipse."



Eclipse Activities