Total Solar Eclipse: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

Millions have traveled to the path of totality -- from Oregon to South Carolina -- to watch the total solar eclipse on Monday.

Monday's total eclipse will cast a shadow that will race through 14 states, entering near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 1:16 p.m. EDT, moving diagonally across the heartland and then exiting near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:47 p.m. EDT. The path will cut 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) across the land and will be just 60 to 70 miles (96 kilometers to 113 kilometers) wide.

However, even though the Path of Totality doesn't cross here in Central Florida, you will still be able to witness the Great American Eclipse!

The Orlando Science Center, Seminole State College, and many other places throughout Central Florida will host their very own solar eclipse watch parties. 

The U.S. has not seen a total solar eclipse since 1979. The latest "Great American Eclipse" is arriving on Monday afternoon and there may be a few who still have unanswered question. How do I make my own eclipse glass? When I be able to view the eclipse?

The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be in 2024. The next coast-to-coast one will not be until 2045.

All outdoor activity will be moved indoors for Brevard, Lake, Orange, Marion, Polk, Seminole, Volusia schools.


Want to watch the solar eclipse here in Central Florida? Check out the times below!

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