is coming to
North America!

It’s the Great North American Eclipse!
...and we want everyone to see it!
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The world is coming to North America to see an eclipse!

I have to drive a long way to be in the path. Why should I go to all that trouble?

If you go, you will understand. It is simply the most unbelievable thing you can ever experience in your life. If you stay home, then nothing we can say will convince you that you should've gone. Please trust someone who's seen thirteen of these, on all continents - don't miss it!

Will I be able to get into a viewing area?

Rules will be set up by each community's security officials and governments, and will host a community page dedicated to the plans each individual community is making. If you want to get into an official viewing area, and plan ahead, you should be able to. So long as you are in the path of totality, and you have good weather, you will be able to see and experience totality.

I live in the path! Can I watch it from my house?

Absolutely!! You are incredibly lucky, and you should invite lots of friends over. Please read as much as you can about the eclipse (we'll have a page up soon on how to host an eclipse party!), and get enough pairs of eclipse glasses for all the people you'll invite to experience it with you. An eclipse is even better if shared with a few hundred of your closest friends! Eclipse...

Should I take my kids out of school to see the total eclipse?

Many schools are going to be in session on April 8, and if your kid goes to one that is NOT in the path, you might want to think about taking them out of school to see totality. Not sure that you want to do that?  We understand.  But consider this personal message, from the webmaster of I am not a teacher, though I hold a High School Math...

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...