August 21, 2017 - Total Solar Eclipse - Shared Links
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On this page Astra's shares links to some of the best sites for eclipse information as well as the August 21, 2017 eclipse. For information on events or circumstances of a specific state in the U.S.A. for the August total solar eclipse use the Where to Observe the August 21 Total Solar Eclipse Page. Remember there is nothing like first hand experience of totality. To ensure that you experience the total solar eclipse be prepared to change your plans if necessary. Please be sure to use adequate protection for the Sun's harmful rays.
Astra hopes that you are blessed with clear, open skies to see the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Major Eclipse Pages
NASA Eclipse Site - the goto page for all eclipses, provides detailed maps
Solar Eclipse across America - American Astronomical Society
Eclipsophile - by Jay Anderson and Jennifer West
EclipseWise - predictions for solar and lunar eclipses
National Eclipse Website - multiple organizations sponsor this great site
August 21, 2017 Specific Eclipse Pages
EclipseWise: Total Eclipse of the Sun: August 21, 2017 - by Fred Espenak
Eclipse expert Fred Espanek offers a complete page for this eclipse including astronomical data, state-by-state maps and eclipse circumstances weather, interactive media and more. Mr. Espenak is one of the authors of Eclipse 2017 reviewed here at Astra's.
This site provides climate and weather for celestial events and can help to determine what the weather will be in your state or the state where you want to setup for the total solar eclipse.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Path through the United States
This site provides much information about the Great American Total Solar Eclipse and shows in detail the event from each state in the U.S.A. These maps were quite helpful in the preparation of Astra's Guide. Each state has its own page and major cities in the umbral path can enter their own information. This is the must- go-to-place for eclipse observers to post and find information on state events. Eclipse2017.org
The Astronomical Applications Department created this page to generate local circumstances for the 2017 eclipse. The site also sponsors a link to a map from Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), that includes local circumstances, animations, and diagrams about the eclipse for selected US cities.
GreatAmericanEclipse.com is published by Michael Zeiler and Polly White
American Eclipse USA - published by Jay Ryan
Mr. Ryan is a highly accomplished astronomy cartoonist. His graphic educational works were published on Astra's Stargate in the early days (i.e. last millennium) and later in Sky & Telescope magazine. Check educator's link below for free content Mr. Ryan offers to educators on the total solar eclipse 2017.
Solar Eclipse Across America - American Astronomical Society
A complete August 21, 2017 eclipse site from America's professional astronomers association
Guide to the Total Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017- Sky & Telescope Magazine
Sky & Tel has provided some good information and projects for the August 21 eclipse.
Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21 in the U.S.A. or airborne - by Xavier M. Jubier,
Mr. Jubier has provided some really cool internet content including an Eclipse simulation using Solar Eclipse Maestro
2017 Eclipse: Path across the United States on August 21 - World Travel Photos and Comments
This site contains a great narrative of the details of the Great American Total Eclipse of 2017 from David Harrington. Astra highly recommends this to anyone who wants a good overview of the umbral path and local circumstances. Also note that Mr. Harrington highly encourages everyone near the umbral path to take the time to plan a visit to a site *on* the umbral path. Click on the link: [Show as Slideshow] and wait for David's Narration to begin. (about 8 minutes)
NASA Total Solar Eclipse Pages
NASA’s interactive Google map shows the path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21.
NASA's Experience the 2017 Aug 21 eclipse page
Total Solar Eclipse Content Worthy of Review
Interactive Google Map courtesy of Xavier Jubier has pages for eclipse images, sells eclipse glasses and a guest book.
Total eclipse of sun: August 21, 2017 - Earth and Sky
A comprehensive article written by Fred Espenak for the EarthSky site. Also find links to purchase Mr. Espenak's eclipse publications.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Path through the United States
Single page Eclipse2017.org reviews the total eclipse path
Blogs by the Local Group at Astronomy Magazine - posted August 2014 by Michael Bakich
See the American Eclipse - Path of Totality - from the GreatAmericanEclipse
A unique web presentation that takes the visitor on a tour of the path of totality and the Great American Eclipse
Eclipse and Travel planning from Recreation.gov
A youtube video, it’s short but shows how the eclipse will progress across the US. Play time: 24 seconds
Eclipse Resources - download materials from NASA
Generation Eclipse is a free educational comic strip feature by Jay Ryan, in the style of his SkyWise astronomy comic strip.
What Is a Total Solar Eclipse? - from Timeanddate.com
This site provides a good explanation of eclipse basics.
On-line Event Calendars
2017 Solar Eclipse Events - NASA
This takes you directly to a form where you can enter your event
A Page for Every Community! - Eclipse2017.org
From this entry point, find your city on the state page to enter your event
Submit Your Event or Activity - American Astronomical Society -
Form for submitting your event
Sky & Telescope - Astronomy Events Calendar
Use this link: Website registration to register and submit an event.
Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse - a book by Michael E. Bakich
Use the link to buy this publication at Amazon.com
Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21by Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson
Astra saved the best for last because this eclipse bulletin was invaluable for creating these pages. There is a review of this publication written by Astra. Click to read the review.
Share your Experiences and Dreams @ Astra's Star Gate
Astra loves collaborations with eclipse chasers, amateur astronomers, and others. Send in your links or provide information that can be incorporated into Astra's Guide to the Total Solar Eclipse August 2017. Each state has its own section and we will be happy to include your event on our site if appropriate. Use our contact page for mailing information.
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