Amy L. Sullivan
The Ultimate List of 2017 Solar Eclipse Resources
In case you have missed me yammering on in person in regard to this event or you haven’t seen the contents of two cardboard boxes of eclipse glasses tossed about my house or you have been wondering what all of the hype with this summer’s eclipse is about, don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Here’s a quick run-down.
The 2017 total solar eclipse is a big deal! It can be viewed by everyone in North America and by people in parts of Europe, Africa, and South America, but only for a short time and depending on location, it is possible viewers may only see a partial eclipse.
In the United States, the eclipse will travel across 14 states along a path of about 70 miles wide. Also, just because an eclipse is happening, doesn’t mean we will spend the day in darkness. For this eclipse, the longest time the moon will cover the sun will only be about two minutes and forty seconds.
2017 Solar Eclipse Resources
Find free animated eclipse videos for your preschoolers at Space Racers website
Enter your zip code on this interactive map to find out exactly what you will see
Board a plane and watch the eclipse from the air
Find tips on taking the best photos and videos of the eclipse
Get your eclipse glasses, but make sure they come from one of five certified manufacturers because eclipse blindness is a real thing, yikes
Download an eclipse activity guide for kids in grades K-12
Discover all of the eclipse swag which includes a $500 bottle of Solar Red Wine (what?)
Drool over these gorgeous solar eclipse posters
Listen to a podcast dedicated to the topic of the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Watch this parody
Get an app because of course there’s an app for the eclipse
Find out about pinhole viewers
Peek at the winning cookie in a Solar Eclipse Cookie Design Contest
Grab the August 2017 Space Issue of National Geographic Magazine.
View a how-to prepare for the eclipse video
Watch a live stream of the eclipse
Can’t find a local party to attend? Host an an eclipse party
Complete an art project
Sport a T-Shirt
Read a book by someone who has experienced eight solar eclipses in his lifetime
Your turn: What did I miss? Leave your ideas in the comments and I’ll add them!
Photo credit: NASA
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