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Eclipse Resources

General Eclipse Information

NASA Total Eclipse
American Astronomical Society
 

Books

Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024, by Mark Littmann and Fred Espenak, 2017.
Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by Frank Close, 2017.


Where To Watch In Person

General listings of viewing sites and events across the country
Path Through the United States
Great American Eclipse

STATE-BY-STATE LISTINGS

Most of these events are free (or low-cost), and all are open to the general public.

GEORGIA

State Parks

Rabun County
OutASight; August 19-21; music, solar seminars, block parties, eclipse lecture,

IDAHO

Arco
Arco's Rockin Country Outdoors; camping, music, ATV events, eclipse viewing; August 18-21
Craters of the Moon National Monument; four days of star parties, talks, NASA balloon launches

Idaho Falls
Museum of Idaho Falls; official NASA eclipse viewing site

Mackay
Totality on the Top of Idaho

Rigby
Totally Awesome Rigby; camping, food vendors, other events


ILLINOIS

Carbondale
A city near the point of greatest eclipse

Chester
Twice in a Lifetime; August 15-21; music, free movies, arts and crafts; planetarium programs


KANSAS

Atchison
Eclipse Aire Fest; biplane rides, astronomy presentations, food


KENTUCKY

Benton
Benton's Solar Celebration; 5K run, children's story hour and games, food; Benton City Park and Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

Golden Pond
Sun and Moon Days; August 16-23, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area; planetarium programs, programs on how 1850 farmers used the Sun and Moon, lectures on how birds and snakes react to the Sun and Moon

Hopkinsville
Eclipseville; site of maximum eclipse

Kelly
Little Green Men Festival; August 18-21; music, games, movies

Oak Grove
The Solar Eclipse Experience Festival; August 19-21; food, concerts, outdoor movies


MISSOURI

State Parks

Cape Girardeau
SEclipse; events at Southeast Missouri State University; keynote talk by Michio Kaku

Columbia
Show Me Totality CoMo; music festival, bike ride, 5K/10K run; August 20 and 21
Eclipse at University of Missouri; August 17-21; art exhibit, eclipse talks, chamber and choral music

DeSoto
Multiple eclipse viewing sites; music, food, activities

Festus
Science programs, music, solar telescope viewing

Herculaneum
Herculaneum Solar Eclipse 2017; August 19-21; 5K and 1-mile runs, car show, music, moonlight bike ride

Jefferson City
Capital Eclipse Celebration; more than 100 events, including a bike ride, astronaut lecture, street party

Kansas City
Solar Eclipse Charity Classic; golf tournament on 24 area courses

Mexico
The Great American Eclipse; August 19-21; fun run, block party, live music, educational activities

Perryville
Perryville Solarfest; August 18-21; parade, street parties, carnival, mobile planetarium shows, airport fly-in

St. Clair
Get Your Eclipse on Route 66; August 18-21; parade, bluegrass festival, car show, eclipse talks

St. Francois County
Air festival at Bonne Terre airport, public viewing at Mineral Area College in Park Hills
 

NEBRASKA

State Parks
Eclipse events are scheduled for more than 10 parks around the state

Alliance
Educational seminars, music festival, Pow Wow, airport fly-in; August 17-21

Beatrice
Homestead National Monument of America; August 19-21; music, NASA events, Bill Nye

Grand Island
Gem Over the Prairie; Stuhr Musem of the Prairie Pioneer

Harrison
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument; weekend events include native sky stories, star parties, ranger talks

Hastings
SolFest Hastings; four days of music, art, and talks

Lincoln
Eclipse events include planetarium and library programs and a minor-league baseball game

Ravenna
Eclipse events include arts, concerts, NASA talks, a parade, golf tournament

Sargent
Eclipse viewing on the football field with a picnic and music

Stapleton
Eclipse on the Range; eclipse viewing at fairgrounds; after-eclipse street bash

Wilber/Crete
Saline Solar Shadow; combined celebration; pancake breakfasts, music, sports


NORTH CAROLINA

Andrews
Andrews Middle Great American Eclipse Weekend; August 19-21, Andrews Middle School; camping, block party, outdoor movie, eclipse activities and workshops; pancake breakfast

Cashiers
Eclipse Festival; music, food trucks

Sapphire
Gorges State Park; August 19-21; ranger talks, nature walks, music

Sylva
Downtown Eclipse Festival; August 18-21; moonlight fun run, music, children's activities, solar sysem walk, eclipse panel
 

OREGON

State Parks
Camping, special events

Dallas
Four-day festival; August 18-21

Keizer
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes EclipseFest
Minor League baseball game interrupted by darkness
Keizer Eclipse 2017, Totally!
Music, family bike ride, disc golf match

Kimberly
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Madras
Oregon SolarFest; August 17-22

McMinville
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Eclipse Weekend, Viewing Party; August 18-21

Prineville
Moonshadow Festival; August 19-22

Salem
Phenomenon on the Lawn, Willamette University; August 19-21; lectures, pub talk, other events
Eclipse at the Capitol; August 19-21; Salem Philharmonia concert, eclipse lecture, viewing on Capitol grounds

Scio
Scio Solar Eclipse; August 19-21; food, music, eclipse quilt raffle

Silverton
Oregon Garden; August 18-21


SOUTH CAROLINA

Anderson
Blackout at Green Pond Landing and Civic Center; eclipse lecture, food, music

Charleston
Events across the city, August 18-21; art exhibits, dramatic readings, Charleston RiverDogs baseball game, eclipse presentation on USS Yorktown

Columbia
Eclipse at University of South Carolina; history of astronomy exhibition, laser art installation, eclipse talks

Saint Matthews
Tolal Eclipse Fest; food, rock painting

Ware Shoals
Ballpark Blackout; eclipse viewing at school football stadium


TENNESSEE

State Parks

Clarksville
Eclipse at Austin Peay State University; August 19-21; eclipse talks, presentation by astronaut Rhea Seddon

Cookeville
Tennessee Tech Eclipse Fest; science presentations, arts and crafts, viewing party at football stadium

Mt. Juliet
Field-day activities, food trucks, and vendors at eclipse viewing site

Nashville
Music City Eclipse: Public viewing areas across the city; activities at Adventure Science Center, August 19-21; Grand Ole Opry eclipse events

Oak Ridge
Manhattan Project National Historical Park; viewing events at visitor center, with entire park in path of totality

Polk County
Music, food, and other events at towns throughout the county

Southeastern Tennessee
Events at many locations

Sweetwater
Vendors, music, and other activities

Wartburg
Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park; viewing events at visitor centers, Lilly Overlook
 

VIRGINIA

NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Satellite locations at Assateague Island National Seashore
(partial eclipse only)


WYOMING

Casper
Wyoming Eclipse Festival; events around the city and through the mountains

Glendo
Exhibits, public talks, star parties at Glendo State Park

Pinedale
Eclipse Fest at Museum of the Mountain Man and American Legion Park
 

Where To Watch On TV, Online

NASA Total Eclipse

Astronomy Magazine Livecast

Nova Eclipse Special
Highlights of the day's eclipse; airs at 8 p.m. CDT

Eclipse Tracking
A site that tracks how solar power generation wanes as the Moon's shadow passes overhead
 

Apps

NASA Eyes on the Eclipse
Exploratorium Solar Eclipse App for Android
Eclipse 2017
Totality by Big Kid Science


Eye Protection

These vendors meet the safety specifications of the International Standards Organization. Other companies also offer eye protection, but make sure they meet ISO 12312-2 standard.

American Paper Optics
Rainbow Symphony


Solar Filters For Camera Lenses, Telescopes

Alpine Astronomical
Kendrick Astro Instruments
Orion Telescopes


Weather Resources

Historical August 21 Cloud Cover

National Weather Service

The Weather Channel

Weather Underground

Eclipsophile
Climate information for the entire eclipse path