Solar eclipse viewing glasses are already sold out at most locations, but you may have a chance to snag a free pair. On Monday, August 21, libraries across Orlando will host free Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties. FREE safe-viewing glasses will be available to attendees (while supplies last) on the day of the eclipse. The libraries that are participating are listed below. Keep in mind, each location has a limited amount of glasses to distribute.
Due to the position of the Orlando area in the path of the solar eclipse, only a partial eclipse will be seen, beginning at 1:27 p.m. and continuing until 4:21 p.m., and conditions will vary depending on the weather. Due to the limited number of safe viewing glasses received, the libraries do not have any glasses left for general public distribution in advance of the event.
Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties Orange County Libraries
Viewing event: August 21, 1:27 p.m.
Branches include: Alafaya, Chicksaw, Eatonville, Herndon, South Trail, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, Windermere and Winter Garden.
More eclipse viewing parties at local libraries:
Maitland Library Viewing Party
Viewing event: August 21 at noon
The library has a small supply of glasses to hand out at the event. Supplies are limited.
Celebrate at all Seminole County Libraries
Viewing event: August 21, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Seminole County Libraries are giving out the solar eclipse glasses on the day of the eclipse, Aug. 21. The library opens at 9 a.m. It is first come, first serve and one per patron. Each branch has a total of 125 pairs to hand out.
View our guide to more solar eclipse viewing locations throughout Orlando.
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