Hundreds turn out for eclipse watch party in Danville

Event held at Danville Science Center

DANVILLE, Va. – In the WSLS 10 viewing area, Southside saw the most coverage of the sun during the eclipse.

On Monday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered at the Danville Science Center to view the phenomenon.

People at the viewing party were able to see the moon block about 91 percent of the sun.

Organizers set up big-screen TVs that showed a telescope view of the eclipse and a live feed from NASA was streamed in the science center's digital dome.

The center's executive director, Adam Gobel, said the turnout exceeded his expectations.

"The event started today at (1 p.m.) We had people lined up before (10 a.m.) this morning and we gave out the glasses in the first five minutes of the event," Gobel said.

The next time the U.S. will see a solar eclipse is in 2024.

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