WATCH: Indoors Or Outside, FIU Wants YOU To See The Solar Eclipse

All eyes will be toward the sky Monday for the solar eclipse, and Florida International University is getting in on the action. 

For those unable to get outside, FIU will host a live-stream Facebook event beginning at 2:55 p.m. You can watch that, here.

The partial solar eclipse is slated to begin in Miami at 1:26 p.m. (with maximum coverage at 2:58 p.m.). With all eyes facing upward, it's important to follow safety precautions when viewing the eclipse. 

FIU is also holding a watch party free to the public. 

The on-campus observatory located at 11200 SW 8th Street in Miami will be open, and faculty will be on-hand to explain the astronomical phenomenon. Telescopes and a limited number of NASA-approved eclipse viewing glasses will be available to patrons who attend. 

The watch party will take place from 12 to 3 p.m., with a talk starting at 12:30 p.m. and full watching fun starting at 1:20 p.m. 

Researchers from FIU's College of Arts, Sciences & Education and the College of Engineering & Computing will also examine the eclipse’s effect on solar energy.


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