The Great American Eclipse Series

NASA: The Total Solar Eclipse Of March 20, 2015

The Great American Eclipse will cross the United States August 21, 2017. This is the best total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 38 years. This series of articles is your guide to the best information about the eclipse.

Originally posted June 26, 2017. Updated periodically and re-posted July 25 and August 13. Most recent update: August 17, 2017. There are now 34 articles in this series. The most important articles are indicated below.

What are the most important articles to read?  Read the very first article in the Eclipse Information section and the very first article in the Eclipse Safety section.  If you are considering more than one eclipse location, read the first article in the Eclipse Weather section. After that, read whatever interests you.

If you want to photograph the eclipse, read the Eclipse Photography section.

As of August 17 at 3 pm EDT you can still find safe eclipse glasses. Go here: August 14 Update: Safe Eclipse Glasses, Binoculars, and Solar Filters For Photography. Do not buy anything from anyone that is not on the AAS approved vendor list. More info on that in the linked article.

Links

Eclipse Information

How to Find, View, and Photograph the “Great American Eclipse” – August 21, 2017If you want to watch (and photograph) the eclipse, read this article first. It is my comprehensive guide to the best information on the Great American Eclipse, August 21, 2017.

Four Maps: The “Great American Eclipse” Totality Path from Oregon to South Carolina, August 21, 2017

State by State Eclipse Totality Maps

Local Eclipse Calculators – These calculators will show you when the eclipse begins, reaches its maximum, and ends for the location of your choice.

Great American Eclipse Fly Over Video

A Total Eclipse Will Sweep The U.S. In August, And People Are Going Nuts For It – an eclipse news report from NPR

Eclipse Weather

Keeping Track of Eclipse Weather at Multiple Possible Locations

August 17: Eclipse Cloud Prediction from the Washington Post

Eclipse Weather Information

Eclipse Safety

Solar Retinopathy: Why an Eclipse is So Dangerous, Especially for Children, and What To Do About ItThis is the most important article in my eclipse series! It is about eye safety.

Safe and Unsafe Uses of Eclipse Glasses and Solar Filter Materials

Be Careful When Buying Eclipse Materials! Amazon Changes Links from Safe, AAS Approved Vendors to Non-Approved Vendors.

Are Welding Filters Safe for Viewing the Eclipse?

Unsafe Counterfeit Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Flooding Amazon and Other Online Markets  – This article has a link to one of the few remaining sources of safe solar eclipse glasses.

Do NOT Look at the Eclipse Through a High Density Solar Eclipse Filter! You Could Go Blind!

How Do You Know if Your Eclipse Glasses and Binoculars are Safe?

Buying Eclipse Glasses, Viewers, Binoculars, and Solar Filters

August 14 Update: Safe Eclipse Glasses, Binoculars, and Solar Filters For Photography

Back in Stock Before the Eclipse! Solar Filter Sheets Made by Thousand Oaks Optical!

You Can Still Find Eclipse Binoculars, Glasses, and Photography Filters If you Act Now

You Can Still Buy Safe Solar Eclipse Glasses if You Act Now!

Should You Buy a Thousand Oaks Optical Filter Sheet from “rix beauty” (or Any Other Non-Approved Vendor) at Amazon?

Last Chance: High Density Filters to Photograph the Eclipse

Last Chance To Get A Solar Filter to View or Photograph the Eclipse!

Don’t Wait Too Long to Get Your Eclipse Glasses or Binoculars!

Order eclipse glasses, goggles and binoculars at my Amazon powered photography store

Solar Eclipse Filters – Order Today Before It is Too Late

Make or Buy Your Own Inexpensive “White Light” Solar Filter to Watch and Photograph the Eclipse

You Can Make Your Own Inexpensive “High Density” Filter To Photograph the Eclipse

Eclipse Photography

How To Photograph the Sun (and an Eclipse) with Lee and Other High Density Solar Filters

How to Process a “Blue Sun” Photographed with a Lee Solar Filter

How to Photograph the Sun (and an Eclipse) with a “White Light” Solar Filter

Practice Your Solar Eclipse Photography Skills Now!

Photographing the Eclipse: How Big Do You Like Your Sun?

HDR Photography During Eclipse Totality