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Moon's shadow from space

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

“Observe” August's Eclipse with Your AM Radio

When the Moon's shadow glides across the U.S. on August 21st, you'll have have a chance to hear the eclipse as it happens.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

A Solar Eclipse Experiment for a Sunny Day

Learn about solar eclipses with this solar eclipse activity. All you need is a tape measure, a long stick, a small sphere, and a sunny day.

Celestial News & Events

Eclipse 2017: T–2 Months and Counting

With two months to go until the total solar eclipse on August 21, it's time to get planning — if you haven't already!

Magnetic manifestations

Explore the Night with Bob King

Fun in the Sun: A White-Light Guide to Our Nearest Star

We examine the fascinating solar phenomena that anyone with a small scope and safe solar filter can see, whether the Sun's in eclipse or not.

Eclipses & Occultations

2017 Eclipse Resources

With all the interest in August’s sky spectacular, it’s no surprise that you can find lots of great information about solar eclipses. Here are some favorite resources chosen by the editors of Sky & Telescope magazine: Books About Eclipses In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery…

Smartphone polar alignment

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Daylight Polar Alignment Made Easy

Try this easy technique to roughly polar-align your telescope mount during the day using your smartphone and a planetarium app.

Albert Einstein & James Clerk Maxwell

Resources and Education

"Lights All Askew:" How a Solar Eclipse Made Einstein Famous

Why are some scientists world-famous but not others? Narrative, even one as simple as "starlight bends," turns out to be a powerful tool for making sense of science. In 1905 Albert Einstein published four papers that transformed our understanding of light, atoms, space, time, and energy. The world took no…

USPS Totality Forever Stamp

People, Places, and Events

U.S. Forever Stamp to Feature Amateur Astrophotos

The U.S. Postal Service's new Total Eclipse Forever stamp will feature photos by the well-know eclipse expert Fred Espenak, who is also a master of many different kinds of astrophotography.

Solar eclipse

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

What’s So Hard About Understanding Eclipses?

A total eclipse of the Sun is the perfect opportunity to counter common misconceptions of how the Moon, Sun, and Earth move and interact in their orbits. Here’s how.

Students watching a solar eclipse

Astronomy and Society

Get Funds for 2017 Eclipse Outreach Projects

Thanks to some timely NSF support, the American Astronomical Society is offering dozens of small grants to U.S. groups that offer outreach programs tied to the 2017 s

Take an RV to see the total solar eclipse

Astronomy Travel

RV Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

If you’re planning on RVing your way to 2017's total solar eclipse, here's where you'll find some of the best campgrounds on the path of totality.

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Preparación para el 2017 Eclipse Total de Sol

El 21 de Agosto del 2017 va a ser la primera vez que los Americanos podrán ver un eclipse total de Sol desde 1949. Un espectáculo tan grandioso obtendrá mucha atención, pero también atrae mucha planificación necesaria.

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Preparing for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (VIDEO)

On August 21, 2017, mainland Americans will witness a total solar eclipse. Here's why it'll be amazing - and why you should start planning your trip to totality now!

Telescope at Glendo School

Astronomy Travel

Eclipse 2017: Spotlight on Glendo, Wyoming

A small town with a population of 205 will be the destination for Sky & Telescope's Wyoming solar-eclipse tour in 2017.

NEAF Talks

Fred Espenak: Great American Eclipse of 2017

Get ready for the great American eclipse of 2017 with expert advice from "Mr. Eclipse", Fred Espenak.

Multiple Views of the Sun

Pro-Am Collaboration

Citizen Science for the Great American Solar Eclipse

Solar scientists hope an armada of amateur astrophotographers can record the inner corona’s evolution throughout the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Alson Wong's total eclipse photo

solar eclipse 2017

Get Ready for America's Coast-to-Coast Total Solar Eclipse in 2017

Where will you be on August 21, 2017 - when a total solar eclipse will be seen from Oregon to South Carolina? Find out what you need to know now to start planning for the big event.

Path of 2017 total solar eclipse

Celestial News & Events

Planning for America's Great American Eclipse in August 2017

Dozens of solar specialists are coordinating outreach activities for a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse that's only two years away.

Celestial News & Events

Americans Will See Total Solar Eclipse in 2017

Mark your calendars for August 21, 2017 — when the Moon's umbral shadow will race coast to coast across the United States for the first time in nearly a century.

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How to Safely See a Partial Solar Eclipse

Looking at the Sun is harmful to your eyes at any time, partial solar eclipse or no. Fortunately, there are many easy ways to watch the show safely.