Did you know we are less than 6 months away from what could be one of the most amazing events of your life? The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse will cut across the continental US from Oregon to South Carolina. Even people outside of totality can see a partial eclipse, but do yourself a huge favor, and GET TO TOTALITY!
The narrow strip in the image above shows the path of totality. For more detailed state by state maps, visit the NASA Eclipse website.
What is a total solar eclipse like?
If you are under the path of totality, you will experience day quickly become night as the moon totally blocks out the sun for about 2 minutes. There will be a 360° sunset, stars will come out, and the wildlife will start their nocturnal cycles. Have a look at this eclipse from Turkey in 2006:
Get Your Eclipse Kit
I want to make it easy for everyone to participate, and remember this experience forever. I’m creating Solar Eclipse Kits with everything you need, including maps, certified eclipse glasses, activities for the family, and some swag to commemorate the event.
Classroom Eclipse Kits
If you are a teacher, or know a teacher, I’m also working on providing classroom eclipse kits, complete with learning activities, solar glasses for all your students, and more. If you are interested in a classroom eclipse kit, please see the link on the Eclipse Kit Signup page, and fill out the very brief survey.
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Share The Experience
A total solar eclipse is an experience to be share, so please share this post to let your friends and colleges know about this chance to experience one of the most astonishing natural phenomena!
A total eclipse occurs somewhere in the world every year, but most are over the oceans or other continents. This eclipse will be the first in decades to pass over the US – don’t miss it!