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Cas in the Class: Astoria Park Elementary

Cas in the Class: Astoria Park Elementary
Posted at 5:45 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 18:07:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Eclipse excitement is spreading into the halls of local schools and education establishment, days before the rare cross-country spectacle occurs.

Chief meteorologist Casanova Nurse provided Tallahassee's Astoria Park Elementary School a presentation on the basics of the solar eclipse, why they occur using models of the Earth, moon, and sun, and demonstrated a visualization of the event using earth-bound tools like a flashlight, a baseball, and a globe.

About 15 students sat in on the presentation and asked questions afterwards.  The presentation was recorded and will be replayed Monday to the entire school, just before the eclipse begins.

At its peak, Tallahassee is projected to experience about 86% blockage of the sun during the eclipse around 2:42 p.m. Monday.