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. including annual eclispes in 2021 and 2023, and another spectacular total eclispe acorsd the North american on April 8, 2024! 

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. Of course we have tons of other eclipse reources too, including fun educational demos and safety info. 


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: June 2021

Video

NASA animation of the June 10 2021 annular eclipse from space

Animation of eclipse path and viewing opportunities.

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Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
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Inside Venue
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