The first total solar eclipse to cross the country from coast-to-coast in nearly 100 years will be visible on August 21. It will reach its peak in the form of a partial eclipse in Atlanta at around 2:36 p.m. 
Photo: AP Photo
Photo: AP Photo

These metro Atlanta schools will delay dismissal for the solar eclipse

At most schools in the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas, dismissal times at public schools will be delayed on Aug. 21 due to the solar eclipse.

Some schools are doing this for the safety of students and bus drivers. NASA has advised the public to avoid traveling during the eclipse. Some schools are also using this peak viewing time of the eclipse as a learning tool. 

Here is a roundup of how each school district near Atlanta will handle the dismissal time on the day of the eclipse:

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Solar eclipses can be very powerful and scientists have warned that looking  directly at them can burn people’s eyes. The last total solar eclipse to be seen across the United States occurred in June of 1918.

More on the upcoming solar eclipse:

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