There is an annular solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14 that will travel a direct path from Oregon to Texas, which means that we’ll get about a 60% eclipse here in Orlando, similar to what was visible during the solar eclipse in 2017. 

The eclipse will begin at 11:52 a.m., peak at 1:26 p.m., and end at 3:02 p.m. giving viewers a large window of time to enjoy the celestial event.

Though everyone in Florida will be able to experience the event (hopefully, while not looking at it directly), the Orlando Science Center will be hosting a viewing party that is open to the public. Science Center staff will be on hand to highlight how to correctly use solar eclipse glasses and to host presentations and activities related to better understanding the eclipse.

Tickets for the event are $27 for adults and $21 for youth aged 2-11. The ticket gets you a pair of viewing glasses, access to all exhibits and the latest traveling exhibition, and access to special eclipse-related programming.

No tickets will be sold onsite for walk-ins that day.

Brendan O'Connor

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