2017 Solar Eclipse


On August 21, 2017 the Continental United States will have it's first total solar eclipse in 38 years.
On this page you can find information about the eclipse as well as viewing and safety tips.

2017 Eclipse Map

Click the image below for an interactive google eclipse map by Xavier Jubier

How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely
  Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (totality), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality.

  The only safe ways to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or a view such as a funnel of pinhole viewer.
Build an Eclipse Viewer
  • Build a pinhole projector: click here.
  • Build a cereal box viewer: click here.
  • Build a sun funnel: click here.
Eclipse Events
Eclipse Links
  • eclipse2017.org: click here.
  • GreatAmericanEclipse.com: click here.
  • NASA's 2017 Eclipse Page: here.
  • Southern Illinois University Eclipse Page: here.
  • University of Illinois Eclipse Page: here.
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