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PPS to Give Eclipse Glasses to Students

There will be a full solar eclipse viewable in Maine on Monday, April 8, at 3:28 pm. While the full eclipse will only be visible elsewhere in Maine, there will be a partial eclipse visible in Portland.

To help Portland Public Schools students be able to view the eclipse safely without harming their eyes, the Foundation for Portland Public Schools has purchased protective solar eclipse glasses for all students that will be distributed in school on April 8. The glasses meet the safety requirements of the ISO 12312-2 international standard and were purchased from the list of approved vendors from the American Astronomical Society.

Please note that students who attend late-start elementary schools will be released 10 minutes later than usual on April 8 so that they are not out on buses and walking at the same time as the eclipse for safety purposes.

For more information on the eclipse, visit: