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If you didn’t know by now… you DO need to wear special Eclipse glasses to see Monday’s Solar Eclipse!! This will be the FIRST Solar Eclipse visible in parts of the U.S. since 1979 and the first TOTAL Solar Eclipse to cross the country in 99 years.

Not only is it harmful for your eyes if you don’t have the glasses but you won’t be able to see anything because the glasses filter out majority of the sunlight.

Once you get your glasses, MAKE SURE

  • First thing is to make sure your glasses aren’t damaged.
  • Do NOT remove the glasses while still looking at the sun.
  • Do NOT look at the sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars or other devices.
  • If you normally wear eyeglasses just put the Eclipse glasses over them.

Here are some places to buy Eclipse glasses…

  • 7 Eleven
  • Walmart
  • Best Buy
  • Kirklands
  • Toys R Us
  • Lowes

Here are some places to VIEW THE ECLIPSE:

  • Orlando Science Center– 1pm – 4 pm
    • Glasses will be given to guests
    • Guests will be able to make phone filters to capture the eclipse
    • Watch solar eclipse demos and presentations
  • Public Viewing locations from 12:30pm – 4pm WITH FREE GLASSES at:
    • Winter Park- Central Park West Meadow
      • 150 W. Morse Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32789
    • Dr. Phillips Center- 445 S. Magnolia Ave. Orlando, FL 32801
  • UCF– Reflection Pond (huge fountain) near Millican Hall
    • Glasses will be given out
    • UCF Professors explaining what you’ll be seeing
  • Kennedy Space Center
    • NASA approved glasses
    • Hear questions answered by space experts
    • See NASA TV on the big screen in the Rocket Garden rom 11am – 4:30 pm
    • Astronaut of the day will be engaging with viewers
  • Bok Tower Gardens
    • This property is one of the highest locations in Central Florida for viewing
    • Glasses will be available to the first 400 guests starting at 9am
  • Seminole State College
    • Glasses available while supplies last
    • Presentations talking about the science behind it
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