A total solar eclipse doesn’t come around very often in North America. The last one was 40 years ago and the one happening this year has been getting a lot of attention.
The eclipse will cast a shadow across 12 states as it moves across the country. If you’re along the path of totality, you’ll see the sky plunge into darkness for up to 3 minutes during the day. If you live where where the total solar eclipse isn’t visible, you’ll still see a beautiful partial eclipse.
You’ll want to make sure you have protective eye wear for safely viewing the eclipse. There are some links in the sidebar to solar shades. It’s a good idea to buy some now before supplies run low and prices go up.
Here are the 5 Best Resources I’ve Found for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017:
- NASA Eclipse 2017 – NASA’s official site for the 2017 North American solar eclipse. Get the latest news and scientific data about the eclipse and find out out you can participate as a citizen astronomer.
- Great American Eclipse – Here you’ll find a lot of great original content like videos, posters, and graphics as well as information about eclipse parties in ever state.
- Eclipse 2017 – Provides a lot of great general information about the upcoming eclipse and detailed information about viewing in specific cities along the path of totality.
- Kids Eclipse – Designed for grade K thru 6th grade, Kids Eclipse is produced by an an elementary school teacher to guide children through this spectacular and mystical celestial event.
- Mr. Eclipse – Technical information from a retired NASA astrophysicist and eclipse expert. Includes thorough explanations of the event with links and resources.
Are you travelling to see the total solar eclipse or do you live in a state where it will be visible. Have you planned any activities around the event? Let me know in the comments below!