Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Countdown

UPDATE - April 7We continue to monitor the weather for Monday.  We hope to get a few breaks in the forecasted clouds so our students can see the eclipse.  Forecasted thunderstorms are still expected to hold off until after the eclipse has concluded.   

UPDATE - April 5

The CFBISD Safety and Security Department is monitoring the eclipse forecast from the National Weather Service.  Currently the forecast is for CFBISD to be dry during the eclipse.  While high clouds are likely, they may still allow some eclipse viewing. There is still a chance of thicker low clouds moving into the area during the afternoon, but those clouds' forecasted timing and exact location are still being refined.  There are potentially strong thunderstorms forecasted for Monday; however, the current thinking is that they will not develop until later in the afternoon after the eclipse has concluded.  We know North Texas weather and forecasts can change quickly, and we will continue to monitor any updates. 

Eclipse Cloud Cover: Forecast Breakdown. Optimal viewing conditions are unlikely due to anticipated cloud cover.

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible across portions of North America. This rare phenomenon will cast its shadow across the United States, with the city of Dallas finding itself in the path of totality. CFBISD is excited for our students and staff to have the opportunity to participate in this valuable educational experience. 

What about the weather? The weather forecast for Monday, April 8, could be cloudy. CFBISD is monitoring all Solar Eclipse weather conditions and will provide updates as needed. Check with your campus for specific details regarding weather. How long will the Solar Eclipse last? The longest duration of totality is 4 minutes, 28 seconds, near Torreón, Mexico. Most places along the centerline (path of totality) will see a totality duration between 3.5 and 4 minutes.

What does path of totality mean?The path of totality is where observers will see the Moon completely cover the Sun.

how much will daylight change during the eclipse?In the path of totality, where the Moon completely covers the Sun, the sky will become dark, as if it were dawn or dusk. For those who only experience a partial solar eclipse, the sky will appear slightly darker than it was before the eclipse, depending on how much the Moon blocks the Sun in their location.

what are the viewing times for my campus?Check with your campus for Eclipse viewing times and participation. 

where can i get solar eclipse glasses?All CFBISD students and teachers will be receiving Solar Eclipse glasses. Check with your campus to see when glasses will be distributed.

how can i fill out a parent opt in/out form?Parent's can choose for their child to opt in/out of the Solar Eclipse viewing. Check with your campus to discuss their procedures. 

NASA Solar Eclipse Resources