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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Dallas and What Time!

There is a Solar Eclipse happening in just a few days and if you are in the Dallas area, here is what you need to know about where to watch the eclipse and what time. 

Solar Eclipse in Dallas

solar eclipse in dallasHere in Dallas, we don’t get a full coverage show of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse, but will be able to view roughly 75% coverage. 

Here is what you need to know about seeing the eclipse here in Dallas.

First, don’t forget this is all going down on August 21, 2017. 

Partial eclipse begins at 11:40:21 am 

Middle eclipse at 1:09:57 pm

Partial eclipse end is 2:39:24 pm

These are approximate times and are in CDT. 

Reminder – NEVER look directly at the eclipse! Read more on how to view the eclipse here

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Dallas Eclipse Watch Parties

A few of our local friends are hosting viewing parties. If you are up for a solar eclipse party, check out both the Perot Museum and Dallas Arboretum’s activities and festivities below:

Perot Museum Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Outdoor party on the plaza to include a live NASA feed of the solar eclipse in totality, free eclipse glasses, a photo booth, pinhole cameras with the Perot Museum TECH Truck and other activities to satisfy eclipse enthusiasts.

Total eclipse of the sun! Texas may not be in the totality zone when the sun and moon cross paths Aug. 21 during the solar eclipse, but Lone Star State onlookers can enjoy a partial eclipse during the outdoor watch party at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science! From noon-2 p.m. visitors will gather on the Museum Plaza to partake in all sorts of sun-sational eclipse excitement, from a live NASA feed of the total eclipse, to an eclipse-themed photo booth, pinhole cameras with the Perot Museum TECH Truck, miniature solar systems and other out-of-this-world space activities. The outdoor event is free and open to the public. General admission fees apply for indoor visits. 

Perot Museum educators will be on hand with tips regarding how to safely watch the partial eclipse using a sun spotter. They’ll also offer up fun facts about meteorites, explain why the sun and moon appear the same size during an eclipse, and more. Sun- or space-themed attire is encouraged!

Solar Eclipse glasses will be available for guests. Eye protection is still important, even during a partial eclipse.

Monday, Aug. 21, from noon-2 p.m.

Dallas Arboretum Solar Eclipse Event

The first-ever photo of a total solar eclipse was taken 166 years ago in 1851. This will be the first total eclipse in nearly 40 years to be visible from the continental U.S., and the first in 99 years with the path of totality traveling from Oregon to South Carolina. Enjoy watching the eclipse at the Dallas Arboretum while visiting the gardens.
Guests may pack a picnic or enjoy $2 hot dogs from the Terrace Café.  Kona Ice will have cool treats available for purchase, and eclipse-themed music will be playing as visitors view the unforgettable solar eclipse at the Camp Lawn overlooking White Rock Lake. Guests are encouraged to bring their own “viewing devices,” however, complimentary special viewing glasses are available, (while supplies last). 
Visitors may also view the solar eclipse in The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Moody Oasis, where kids can make their own “pinhole eclipse viewers” and learn more about the solar eclipse.
Oversize lawn games such as Jenga, Connect Four and Yardzee complete the activities for this event.
Monday, August 21, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$1 admission for entrance into main garden, additional $1 for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, parking is $5 per vehicle 
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