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Your guide to the 2024 solar eclipse – Important information for the UG community 

April 2, 2024 

GUELPH, ON – On Monday, April 8, 2024, places in North America will be able to see a full or partial eclipse. In the Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin areas, the UG community will experience a partial eclipse from approximately 2:00pm to 4:30 pm.  

This rare phenomenon will see the Moon’s orbit position directly between the Earth and the Sun, which causes the solar eclipse. This will be the last opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in Canada until 2044! The rarity of this event also means that it is a great learning opportunity for students and staff. 

While the eclipse is a great learning opportunity and an incredible astronomical phenomenon, it is still important to view the eclipse safely. It is very important to remember that even during an eclipse, looking directly at the Sun, without appropriate protection, can lead to serios problems including partial or complete loss of eyesight. Proper eclipse eye protection is a must if you plan to view the eclipse, it’s important to note that regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes.  

For more helpful resources about the eclipse, see below: 

If you’re planning to safely view the eclipse on April 8, let us know what your experience was and what you learned. Tag @UpperGrand (Instagram) or @ugdsb (X). 

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