Student Life

Total Solar Eclipse

NCS students, faculty, and families picnic on the football field at school and watch the eclipse. photo by Taylor Lile

Monday August 21, 2017 Nashville Christian School and families came together to enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity. The NCS football field was a great spot to watch the solar eclipse.

Students, faculty, and families–kindergarten through seniors–gathered to watch totality.

As an Eagles NCS family we watched the moon cross paths with the sun.

English teacher Ms. Cristin Bryan said,  “It was magical.”

We started off the festivities with an eclipse themed lunch. Liquid sun, moon pies, sunchips, moon dogs and more. We hung out on the football field while enjoying our lunch.

Everyone was able to enjoy each other’s company while listening to some throwback tunes. Some kids played games while others relaxed in the sun.

“I never have seen anything like it before. I wish it had been longer. I’m glad I’m still here,” said Taylor Clonce, junior. The eclipse lasted a total of just over three hours. And we watched the whole transformation.

Everyone was ready for this to happen!. We had heard so much about it and were not really sure what we were in for. Some people were not convinced it would even happen. And then we all lay back and waited.

Chloe Leung, junior, said, “I thought it was amazing. It was very eye opening. Haha wasn’t that punny. Lucky me I didn’t go blind.” We were given some pretty rad glasses to protect our eyes from the sun.

When it was finally time everyone was super excited. We lay back and watched. Many were mesmerized by what they were seeing. This was most definitely not something seen everyday.

Totality lasted right about sixty seconds. And in that one minute we were able to experience one of the many incredible things our God can do.

Job 26:14 says “Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?”

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