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These Montreal school boards will be closing on April 8 due to the solar eclipse

These Montreal school boards will be closing on April 8 due to the solar eclipse
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The solar eclipse is bringing some serious safety concerns in Montreal. The Lester B. Pearson, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and English Montreal school boards have all announced that they will be rescheduling their pedagogical days so that kids can stay home for the solar eclipse, which is happening on April 8.

Apart from the three school boards mentioned above, no additional ones have confirmed whether they will be closing their schools for that day.

Looking directly at the solar eclipse without the appropriate equipment could lead to serious permanent eye damage, specialists warn.

The total solar eclipse will begin over the South Pacific Ocean and will cross North America, passing over Mexico, United States, and Canada.

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. They usually last anywhere from 10 seconds to 7.5 minutes. 

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