On August 21, a breathtaking total solar eclipse will traverse the United States from coast to coast – the first total eclipse visible in the continental U.S. in 38 years and the first coast to coast eclipse in 99 years. For this year’s spectacular show, Orlando lies south of the path of totality. From our viewing point, the moon will block 85% of the sun, creating a crescent shape at the height of the eclipse. Peak viewing time in Orlando should be around 2:45 p.m.
When viewing a solar eclipse, it is important to follow safety precautions. Never look directly at the sun as it could damage your eyes. Proper eye protection is readily available at events throughout the city. The Orlando Science Center is celebrating with a viewing party on August 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s perfect for guests of all ages to safely enjoy the eclipse. General admission to the Orlando Science Center gets you in to the event that includes:
• Special glasses and access to solar telescope filters for safe viewing
• Solar eclipse demos and presentations
• Phone filters so you can capture stunning eclipse photos
• Solar-themed arts and crafts
Those who can’t make it to the viewing party can still get solar viewing glasses. The Orlando Science Center is hosting several events downtown on the day of the eclipse where you can get free glasses while enjoying interactive presentations and activities. The glasses will be distributed from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Central Park West Meadow
150 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
If you’re visiting Orlando during the eclipse, Rosen Inn International is the ideal home away from home, with luxurious rooms and central location. Amenities like our two seasonally heated swimming pools, game room, and free Wi-Fi will keep the whole family entertained as you celebrate the celestial event. Call us today at 407-996-1600 to book your Orlando vacation.