Ecstatic For The Eclipse


Jeniffer Velazquez

BUHS Students take to the school parking lot to view the rare solar eclipse in action

As the clock struck 10AM on that monumental Monday morning, students from all across campus momentarily stepped away from their academic classes, eclipse glasses in hand, to view a rare phenomenon that will not be seen again until April 8th, 2024.
On Monday, August 21st, 2017, much of North America was swept into darkness as the Moon, at just the perfect distance from the Earth, slowly covered the Sun and left the world below, momentarily, in a shadow of midnight over mid-day. This phenomenon, a total solar eclipse, happens 2 to 5 times a year in different parts of the world. However, the last time this occurred totally in North America was on February 26th, 1979, nearly 40 years ago.

Above: The Moon begins to barely slice into the Sun.

Above: Grace Griego views the rare phenomenon with the help of her special eclipse glasses.

Saving the memory: Grace Griego snaps a picture of the Sun with her phone.

Students crowd the front of the science building to meet with friends and enjoy the rare occurrence last Monday.

Check out that view: Mr. Sears wields a solar filter in the air to catch a glimpse of the Sun.

Look, up there!: Harry Khurana watches the eclipse in action.

If you missed this rare experience, do not fret. The next eclipse will not be a 40 year wait this time around, and will be visible in North America will be on April 8th, 2024! See you then!