On August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible to a significant portion of the United States. Stretching from from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, SC, the path of totality will bring its dazzling display
of lightness and dark to fourteen states, while many off-path
areas of the US will be able to witness a
partial solar eclipse.
To help you and your community enjoy all
the many ways there are to engage with this mesmerizing
event, we've created this site to share information,
activities, lessons, and more. Come experience
the eclipse with us!
What is an eclipse?
An eclipse is one of the most unique natural phenomenon on our planet and in our solar system. During an eclipse, the moon briefly blocks or 'eclipses'
the sun, daylight dims to a twilight glow, and the sun’s dancing corona becomes visible as a celestial ring, glowing in the sky.
One of the most unique aspects of an eclipse is that they are unique to our planet—none of our celestial neighbors experience, or ever will experience, the majesty of a solar eclipse.
The beautiful interplay of the Sun,
the Moon, and the Earth during an eclipse has
entranced humans for centuries, and today—there
are more ways than ever to get outside and
experience all that an eclipse has to offer.
How Can You Engage?
Make a pinhole camera! Host an eclipse party! Prepare eclipse food! Whatever you do, we want you to celebrate the eclipse with your community, your family and friends, your co-workers or classmates—everyone! And don't forget about us. Send us your photos, your tweets, your pins, your thoughts, and your hopes for US as a nation and a community, all coming together to experience the wonder of the total solar eclipse.
Every Eclipse Is A Gift
Eclipses didn’t exist 500,000 years ago…and they will be gone again in 500,000 years. That may seem like a long time, but comparatively, our lifetimes are short. And the next eclipse in the United States won’t occur for seven more
years—April 8, 2024. So make the most of your time
in the (eclipsed) sun and get outside
on August 21st!