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The Great American Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st, 2017, the continental US will observe a historic event - a total solar eclipse!

Leavenworth will receive 1 minute and 32 seconds of darkness, while Atchison clocks in at 2 minutes and 17 seconds. Points near St. Joseph, Missouri will enjoy 2 minutes and 39 seconds, near the maximum total duration for this eclipse. The total solar eclipse reaches the state at 1:02 p.m. CDT and exits at 1:09 p.m.

Between 11:40 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Basehor-Linwood students will be able to view the solar eclipse (with the maximum eclipse happening around 1:08 p.m.) at school, with additional lessons about the eclipse leading up to the event.

The last time the Kansas City area saw a total solar eclipse was in 1806 and the next time will be 2205. Basehor will experience better than 99% totality, and it is our hope that all students will be in attendance at their school that day to participate in our activities with their classmates and teachers!
Safety First!
Basehor-Linwood School District has purchased solar eclipse glasses for all students in preparation for the Monday, August 21st Great American Solar Eclipse!
The glasses purchased meet the ISO 12312-2 international standards, the NASA recommended filter.