25 facts you should know about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse - Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

25 facts you should know about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse - Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

View larger. | Some things to think about in choosing a place to view the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

View larger. | Some things to think about in choosing a place to view the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

Solar eclipse activity. If you really want to get into it you can have the kids glue a picture of their face on the sun.

Solar eclipse activity. If you really want to get into it you can have the kids glue a picture of their face on the sun.

25 facts you should know about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse - Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

25 facts you should know about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse - Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

This illustration is from our new book, See the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. You can find the book at www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com/Store. Click this or any graphic on this page to enlarge.

This illustration is from our new book, See the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. You can find the book at www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com/Store. Click this or any graphic on this page to enlarge.

The 2017 Solar Eclipse: How To Make Sure You Get To See It.  It's going to be one awesome event! The world around you will be pitch black for a couple of minutes, in the middle of the day! Prepare for an eerie - almost mystical - experience.  If you're traveling to see the Great American Eclipse, you have to read this blog post first. It has all the details you need.

The 2017 Solar Eclipse: How To Make Sure You Get To See It

The 2017 Solar Eclipse: How To Make Sure You Get To See It. It's going to be one awesome event! The world around you will be pitch black for a couple of minutes, in the middle of the day! Prepare for an eerie - almost mystical - experience. If you're traveling to see the Great American Eclipse, you have to read this blog post first. It has all the details you need.

Get ready for the "Great American total solar eclipse" of August 21, 2017 with this photo guide containing paths, viewing maps and more.

Get ready for the "Great American total solar eclipse" of August 21, 2017 with this photo guide containing paths, viewing maps and more.

Make your own pinhole camera to safely view a solar eclipse in action! (NEVER look directly at the sun without proper solar filters!) Plus get ideas for turning these stellar events into an art project you can keep long after the eclipse is over.

Make your own pinhole camera to safely view a solar eclipse in action! (NEVER look directly at the sun without proper solar filters!) Plus get ideas for turning these stellar events into an art project you can keep long after the eclipse is over.

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