Solar Eclipse Viewing
Grab your glasses and get ready for the coolest science show since Feb. 26, 1979!
ABC13 meteorologist Travis Herzog says at peak eclipse in Houston on Monday, the sun will be 67 percent covered by the moon. That means it will still be just about as bright as any other day, but if the weather cooperates, you will see a black disk cover over half the sun. Herzog says your two options to safely view this eclipse without damaging your eyes are to see it indirectly through a projection onto the ground or to view it through a device with an appropriate solar filter.
If you don't have plans yet, consider heading to one of these fun events! Among the 10 places listed by our news partners at ABC13 are:
Space Center Houston
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Space Center Houston will have a day full of activities. Lunar scientists will speak from 11 a.m. to noon, with another talk about studying the moon in the eclipse and upcoming lunar missions at 2 p.m. A limited number of solar viewing glasses will be provided to safely observe the total eclipse of the sun, and other viewing opportunities such as sunspotters will be available. Guests can also create their own eclipse projector. NASA's livestream of the eclipse will be displayed on screens inside the center.
Noon - 2 p.m.
3801 Eastside Street
Join scientists and educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute to witness this eclipse. Solar viewing glasses will be available.
Children's Museum of Houston
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The museum is having a solar eclipse viewing party for little ones with lots of fun activities for kids. They will show a live stream beginning at noon in the auditorium. Be sure to pick up your postcard from their science station, which will allow you to safely watch the eclipse.
For other locations, check out the full list in this story on ABC13. And check out this video:
And here's a graphic from Vox that shows the time and dimension of the eclipse in your ZIP code.