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.
How to Find, View, and Photograph the “Great American Eclipse” – August 21, 2017 – If 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.
Local Eclipse Calculators – These calculators will show you when the eclipse begins, reaches its maximum, and ends for the location of your choice.
A Total Eclipse Will Sweep The U.S. In August, And People Are Going Nuts For It – an eclipse news report from NPR
Solar Retinopathy: Why an Eclipse is So Dangerous, Especially for Children, and What To Do About It – This is the most important article in my eclipse series! It is about eye safety.
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.
Buying Eclipse Glasses, Viewers, Binoculars, and Solar Filters