Guide to the Denver Solar Eclipse

Erik Carman
Erik Carman
Published on August 11, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast, across the U.S. While areas in Wyoming and Nebraska will see a 100% eclipse, Denver is still expected to witness a 92.3% solar eclipse. The Eclipse will take place on August 21st, with most of the eclipse visibility occurring around 11:45 AM.

Here are some tips for viewing the eclipse here in Denver.

“You kids know not to stare directly into the sun, right?”


Solar Glasses 

Solar glasses are necessary for viewing the solar eclipse, and can be found for free at various locations around Denver. Here are a few places in town where you can pick up some special eclipse glasses.

Your Local Library- the glasses pictured above were obtained at the Park Hill library. However, supplies are limited, so make sure you call your library first, to confirm they have some available

Grease Monkey- all 55 Grease Monkey locations across the Front Range have free solar glasses available for pickup.

For sale online and at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for $3. 

Telescopic Viewing

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will have a telescopic viewing event on their plaza from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, which is accessible with the purchase of a general admission ticket.

Free Apps 

The Denver Channel released a neat guide for apps that can assist your eclipse viewing experience!