2017 Solar Eclipse

Live video streams of the August 21 total solar eclipse from NASA Television and locations across the country will be available on this page.

On August 21, 2017, there will be a rare eclipse of the Sun visible throughout the U.S. and all of North America. People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun, and day turning into night. Everyone else (an estimated 500 million people, including all of us in the Bay Area) will see a partial eclipse, where the Moon covers part of the Sun.TSE2017-1


During total solar eclipses — such as this one seen from the northern tip of Australia on Nov. 13, 2012 — the light halo of the sun’s atmosphere, called the corona, can be seen. Not only are such eclipses beautiful, they also provide a unique opportunity for scientists to study the corona. Credit: NASA/Romeo Durscher

More information about the 2017 eclipse can be found at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Additional info is available online on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Eclipse Website:
https://eclipses.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html

FREE 2017 Solar Eclipse Observing Guide
Thanks to Andrew Fraknoi, now you can download an observing guide for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. This eight-page guide includes everything you need to know regarding where and when to see the eclipse (visible across all of North America), how to observe the eclipse safely, and how to understand and explain what causes it.

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