DEDICATED TO THE SAFE OBSERVATION OF
THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF APRIL 8, 2024!

until ECLIPSE DAY!
 
DEDICATED TO THE SAFE OBSERVATION OF THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF APRIL 8, 2024!

until ECLIPSE DAY!
 
 
Another TOTAL ECLIPSE
is coming to
North America!

It’s the Great North American Eclipse!
...and we want everyone to see it!
 
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with all the rules and protocols for eye safety when observing any solar phenomenon.
 
Your use of this site is contingent on your understanding and agreement that you will comply
with all the rules and protocols for eye safety when observing any solar phenomenon.
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Eclipse Blog

The world is coming to North America to see an eclipse!

What if it’s cloudy on eclipse day?

Eclipse chasers don't like to use the C-word, but they do have to consider the possibility, of course. If it's cloudy, you won't see what you will see if it's clear - simple as that. You can check the eclipse weather on our site, of course. For those in the path: If the sky is completely overcast, it will get VERY dark - pitch black, in fact, to the point...

Tell me the best place to watch the eclipse from!

Easy!  Someplace in the path of totality, where the weather is clear on eclipse day! (How's that for committing to an answer?!) But seriously, beyond that general recommendation, eclipse2024.org can't tell you where you should watch the eclipse from - there are just too many variables in play: Where can you find lodging? What places might you want to visit in conjunction with the eclipse?  [pun intended!] What is your...

After the eclipse is over – then what?

It is an almost universal reaction after seeing a total eclipse:  You will be asking yourself within about a half a second when the next one is.  And the answer to that is that there isn't another one on land until 2026 (in Iceland and Spain). After that, the next "easy" one in North America doesn't happen until 2045! That is a long time to wait! Get to this one...

Seriously – why all the excitement over an eclipse?

If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand. If you already understand, nothing I can say will matter. It's like having kids, or riding a Harley, or being in love. It just is - and you just have to believe. The author of this site has personally seen 13 total solar eclipses, and for the majority of them, he was traveling with at least one individual who had never before...

Magnitude vs. Obscuration?

Whenever eclipse geeks are talking about their calculations, they always need to make sure they are careful to distinguish as to whether they're talking about "magnitude" or "obscuration".  In case you'd like to understand this, too, here is a quick explanation. I'm going to use the word "percentage" below, but if you want to substitute "fraction" or even "amount" (so long as you understand what you mean by that word),...

Eclipse2017.org’s eclipse day experience from 8/21/17!

Every person who chases eclipses finds something special in each one of them. We like to say that by chasing eclipses, we get to experience a "trip of a lifetime" about every other year or so! As with all things in life, it is not the destination ("We saw the eclipse") so much as it is the journey, the adventure, the risks we take in deciding to leave our houses...