Lots of great books have been written about solar eclipses.
Here are links to our favorites from 2017, with new ones being added for 2024!
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A masterful work, showing detailed maps and information for every solar eclipse through 2045! Written by Michael Bakich (of Astronomy Magazine), with maps by world-reknowed eclipse mapmaker Michael Zeiler. Calculations performed by eclipse expert Xavier Jubier. Highly recommended by Fred Espenak (of NASA). This book should be in every serious eclipse chaser's library!
Lots of great maps of the path, to help you with planning - or even with relocating on Eclipse Day!
A story about a family who takes off in search of a total eclipse - one of the BEST ways to experience this beautiful phenomenon!
A great guide book, with tons of the best, world-class, BEAUTIFUL eclipse maps by leading eclipse expert Michael Zeiler! Includes eclipse glasses! (And also available as an e-book!)
The timeless and indispensable guide for all Astronomy enthusiasts, with a large section devoted to the 2017 eclipse!
A great eclipse guide, for those planning their eclipse activities beyond 2017! (Also available in a Black & White version!)
A great guide by Senior Editor of Astronomy Magazine, Michael Bakich!
...and Take a Kid with You! It's one of the best gifts you'll ever give them! -by leading astronomy educator Chap Percival
A definitive collection of wonderful 2017 eclipse maps by leading cartographer Michael Zeiler! Highly recommended!
A collection of the most amazing posters which capture the spirit of this great American eclipse! The above is our ABSOLUTE favorite, but check out all of Dr. Nordgren's great works, which truly capture the spirit of Americana through each of his posters celebrating the 2017 total eclipse!
This unique book by an eclipse chasing psychologist delves deeply into the eclipse experience, and explains the intense and life-long motivation that some people have after seeing their first total solar eclipse.
A great guide to eclipse photography, written by veteran eclipser Alan Dyer
This is an amazing read! The encyclopedic story of an 1878 eclipse viewing expedition! Not to be missed!
The complete guide to the eclipse, by Pat and Fred Espenak! Includes eclipse glasses!
A captivating, astronomically accurate, fun-filled adventure which will educate kids (and adults) in a FUN way! Highly recommended!
The perfect companion to The Big Eclipse, this fun and educational activity book will guide budding eclipse enthusiasts toward an understanding of the wonderful phenomenon. Get it for the young astronomer in YOUR life!
A wonderful guide to the two great American eclipses of 2017 and 2024, from "Mr. Eclipse" himself - Fred Espenak!
An amazing, easy to understand and ACCURATE guide to eclipses. Highly recommended!
The second book in Jay's fantastic collection! Sure to entertain and educate - also highly recommended!
A great collection of educational, eclipse-related cartoons by leading eclipse chaser Bill Kramer!
A great NEW edition of this eclipse classic, to educate, enlighten, and inspire! Tons of GREAT eclipse information from eclipse expert Bryan Brewer!!
A great collection of educational, eclipse-related cartoons by leading eclipse chaser Jay Ryan!
A fascinating story of eclipses from Dr. Tyler Nordgren, taking us from historical accounts right through the present day. An amazing read!
A remarkable set of first-time eclipse experiences, gathered by noted psychologist and eclipse chaser Dr. Kate Russo. The excitement is infectious, and the stories will plant the eclipse bug in your heart for sure!!
A great introduction to the 2017 eclipse, by veteran eclipse chaser, educator and entrepreneur Marc Nussbaum!
A wonderful book by Sand Sheff, with great scientific and spiritual content for all ages and backgrounds (with the [very] occasional Bible verse being quoted alongside academic references). The message is powerful, the story is great, the science is 100% accurate, and the author has done a masterful job of mixing the scientific facts with the wonderment and special nature of total eclipses. The book is educational, enlightening, and uplifting in a way that is difficult to explain to someone who sees only the mathematics of the event. HIGHLY recommended!
Personal stories of eclipse travel are amazing and spellbinding! Noted teacher and author Frank Close treats us to another GREAT collection of these tales, intermingled with lots of eclipse science and history!