The observatory at Florida Southwestern State College will be open to the public during today’s solar eclipse. The James and Barbara Moore Observatory will open at 1:30, and admission will be free. The observatory has a telescope with a special filter- similar to the ‘eclipse glasses’- that filter out harmful rays and allows visitors to get a clear view. In southwest Florida, we’ll see about 78 percent of the eclipse. Locally, the moon will be in the sun’s path starting at 12:19 and continue for just shy of 3 hours. The best time to see the peak of the eclipse will be 1:51pm.