Partial Solar Eclipse Experience

Gal Sarid – Research Scientist

Location: Orlando, FL

Coordinates: 28° 36’ 2” N, 81° 12’ 18” W

Start time of partial eclipse: 12:19 PM (EDT)

Duration of partial eclipse: 2hr 56min


This was my third solar eclipse – I’ve now witnessed 1 full and 2 partial ones (Turkey, Hawaii, Florida). No matter where you are, when you look up at this phenomenon, it somehow brings you closer to space and lends perspective to our planetary environment.


A couple of pictures are attached of the people around the reflecting pond and the partial eclipse at maximum, directly through the clouds.