Some school districts across Alabama canceled classes today due to the eclipse. But others, like Jacksonville High School, allowed students to watch with the proper safety glasses. These students gathered out on the senior patio to see the partial eclipse where the sun had 96 percent coverage. Students who did not have the proper glasses were allowed to watch NASA’s live stream of the event. JSU held a viewing party to allow people to get a look at this rare sight. The Dean of JSU’s School of Science says we’ve known enough about eclipses to predict them for about four thousand years, but yet, it’s still an exciting event. The partial eclipse made its way across Jacksonville around 1:30 this afternoon.