First graders used special solar viewing glasses to take a peek at the Great American Eclipse of 2017. What happens is the moon gets in between you, the observer, and the sun making it look as though the moon covers the sun completely. Portions of 14 states were in the path of totality of the eclipse, when the sun is completely covered by the moon. While Texas wasn't in the path of totality, students could still see a partial solar eclipse. At approximately 1:08 pm the sun was 66.32% obscured.
The next solar eclipse will be in 2024 and should provide Texans their chance to see a complete solar eclipse. Both events should be events to remember for a lifetime.