Solar Eclipse Resources

Solar Eclipse Resources

  • Daytime Event
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Moon passed in front of the Sun, casting its shadow across all of North America. It was the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years. There are more coming soon! 

The Night Sky Network and Astronomical Society of the Pacific have created and curated information for amateur astronomers and other informal educators. Below you'll find a presentation designed to prepare communities off the path of totality. There are also postcards that can be edited to include your organization's information and sent to a printer. 


Important Update:  Eclipse Viewing Safety Guide from the American Astronomical Society (AAS), includes a special addition on how to identify safe "eclipse glasses."

Last Updated: September 4, 2018
 

Video

NASA animation of the eclipse from space

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Moon passed in front of the Sun, casting its shadow across all of North America. It was the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years.

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
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Inside Venue
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