Eclipse Resources

How To View The 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely
Source: NASA

Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality.

Reputable Vendors Of Solar Filters & Viewers
Source: American Astronomical Society

Here you’ll find lists of reputable manufacturers and authorized dealers of solar filters and viewers; these include companies with which members of the AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force have had prior (and positive!) experience as well as companies whose products have been certified safe by authorities we recognize and whose certification we have confirmed to be genuine.

Solar Eclipse Map: See How The Eclipse Will Look Near You

We decided to create a simulation of the eclipse (above) that shows a view of the sky from any location in the U.S., allowing you to see what the eclipse will look like from anywhere.

Total Solar Eclipse: All-Sky Maps
Source: Sky & Telescope

Here you’ll find all-sky maps to help you identify those bright points of light that may be visible around the time of totality.

Eclipse: Pro Tips On The View From Colorado
Source: Colorado Public Radio

Staying in Colorado? Doug Duncan, director of the Fiske Planetarium in Boulder offered Colorado Matters some ideas.

Pinhole Projection And Other Safe Ways To View The Eclipse
Source: American Astronomical Society

A convenient method for safe viewing of the partially eclipsed Sun is pinhole projection. You simply pass sunlight through a small opening (for example, a hole punched in an index card) and project an image of the Sun onto a nearby surface (for example, another card, a wall, or the ground).

Build Your Own Projector To Watch Solar Eclipses Safely
Source: Canadian Space Agency

During a solar eclipse, it is very important to protect your eyes. For hundreds of years, astronomers have used different methods to observe the Sun safely. One of them, the eclipse projector, allows you to view a small image of the Sun through a closed box. You will see the Moon taking “bites” out of the Sun!

Eclipse Infographics From JPL
Source: NASA/JPL

Maps of the eclipse path, safety tips, and information about observing the sun during a total solar eclipse.

NASA Invites You To Become A Citizen Scientist During US Total Solar Eclipse
Source: NASA

Learn how you can participate in a NASA experiment.

Five Tips From NASA For Photographing The Total Solar Eclipse On Aug. 21
Source: NASA/Colorado Space News

This astronomical event is a unique opportunity for scientists studying in the shadow of the Moon, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to capture unforgettable images. Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a selfie master, try out these tips for photographing the eclipse.