On Monday, August 21, students and staff at Westminster Christian Academy will take part in viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse. Because the southern and western portions of the St. Louis metropolitan area are in the path of totality, Westminster will have a rare and amazing opportunity to view this celestial event.
The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in St. Louis was 1442, and the city will not experience another one until 2505. All students, faculty, and staff at Westminster will have the opportunity to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience at a special viewing assembly.
Westminster has purchased eclipse-safe viewing glasses for all students, faculty, and staff.
Students will be dismissed for a worship Chapel at 12:20 p.m. prior to viewing the solar eclipse outside. Gathered in the Arena, we will worship together, review safety instructions, and distribute eclipse viewing glasses. Outside, we will view totality of the eclipse – lasting about 90 seconds. Students will return to class at 1:30 p.m. following the event.