Planning To Watch The Solar Eclipse? Let Us Know What You've Got In Mind

Aug 9, 2017

On Aug. 21, the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, creating a solar eclipse.

It's a rare event, and only people watching from the "path of totality" will be able to see the complete blackout of the sun. Unfortunately South Florida isn't in that path, but we'll still get an 80 percent eclipse around 3 p.m. And we know you're planning to watch -- and maybe even travel for -- the first solar eclipse to be visible from the contiguous United States in nearly 40 years.

So we want to hear from you: What are your plans? Are you watching the partial eclipse from the Frost Museum, the Deering Estate or Florida International University? Are you road-tripping to see the full eclipse in Casper, Wyo., or Columbia, S.C.?

Tweet @WLRN, comment below or on our Facebook page. Tag us on Instagram. We want to see your photos!

And however you watch, remember: You'll be looking at the sun. So be sure to protect your eyes!

Read more: What Floridians Might See With The 2017 U.S. Solar Eclipse