SJCOE to Livestream 2017 Solar Eclipse

View from solar telescope will provide live footage of eclipse from SJCOE Campus in Stockton

When the moon passes between the Earth and the sun on Aug. 21, the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) will capture the view of the eclipse from Stockton with a solar telescope and stream the celestial show via the SJCOE Live YouTube Channel.

While the full eclipse of the sun will be happening to the north in Oregon, the partial eclipse on display in Stockton will see the moon blocking about 75 percent of the sun. The peak time for the eclipse over the SJCOE Campus on Transworld Drive will be at approximately 10:17 a.m.

"This is the first time in nearly 40 years since we've had a total eclipse go across the United States. It's a very unique opportunity to see even a 75-percent eclipse," said SJCOE STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Director Kirk Brown. "For K-12 teachers, studying the eclipse opens doors to the Next Generation Science Standards teaching about our place in the solar system and how the phases of the moon happen."

Teachers are getting ready to safely view the eclipse with pinhole viewers and glasses made to view the eclipse. The streaming video will allow teachers -- or anybody else curious about the eclipse -- to view it through a telescope designed to be pointed at the sun.

Looking directly into the sun is dangerous, even during an eclipse. For information from NASA on how to safely observe the eclipse go to eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety. For more information about safety and the eclipse, please view the attached document, below.

When:  Monday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where:  The SJCOE Live YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/c/sjcoelive. 

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Posted: 8/11/2017