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Solar Eclipse Guide 2017 – Tampa


Viewing the Eclipse in Tampa:

In Tampa the eclipse will start at 1:17pm, end at 4:14 pm and peak at 2:49pm. We’ll see an 85% eclipse of the sun which will last for a little over 2 minutes. We hope you take some time to enjoy this momentous event with your family.

The next time a total solar eclipse will traverse the US is in 2045!

The eclipse will coincide with school dismissal so plan accordingly. Parents in Pasco, Pinellas & Hillsborough counties can get an excused absence from school to view the eclipse (Details here).
We’ve got some great information below that will help you safely enjoy and understand this event.


 Check with local science museums, schools and astronomy clubs for eclipse glasses—or purchase an ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified pair of these special shades!
  • NASA link – View images from space including over 11 spacecraft, weather balloons and the International Space Station
  • Here’s a short video from National Geographic explaining how and why eclipses occur. :