First Total Solar Eclipse in 99 Years


The first solar eclipse in over 99 years will take place on Monday, August 21. Central Florida spectators will be able to see an eclipse at 85 percent coverage.

The Orlando Science Center is hosting a day of activities and programs at their Loch Haven Park building as well as across the city.

From 1-4 p.m., guests who pay general admission will be able to view the eclipse with special glasses or through solar telescope filters. Guests will also be able to make special filters to capture photos with their phones and there will be activities for young children as well.



Orlando Science Center staff will also be at pop-up viewing locations around town to distribute solar viewing glasses and educate onlookers. These pop-up activities are free to the public. At this point in time, Central Park West Meadow in Winter Park and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are currently confirmed as viewing locations. More locations will be announced approaching the event.


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