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Eclipses and Other Phenomena: 2017 Solar Eclipse

Eclipse Videos

5 Minute Video Tutorial on the Eclipse (4:11)
2017 Solar Eclipse Across America
(5:08; opens in new window)


Tracing the 2017 Solar Eclipse (2:33)


2017 TSE Resources

Two Dozen Tips for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse., 2014

Ancient eclipses show Earth’s rotation is slowing.  Science Magazine, December 2016

Megamovie’ project will ask volunteers across U.S. to capture August eclipse.  Science Magazine, February 2017

Solar Eclipses : When is the Next One?, April 2017

Chasing Eclipses Across 7 Continents.  National Geographic, May 2017

How Scientists Predict the Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse., June 2017

NASA’s plans for August 21 eclipse., June 2017 (see video on the NASA tab)

Seven Things You Must Anticipate For The 2017 Solar Eclipse.  Forbes, June 2017

The Art And Science Of Solar Eclipses.  American Scientist, July-August 2016


Other Maps and Calculators

  • List of Kansas and Missouri locations in the path of totality (; click on State Name)
  • Kansas and Missouri locations hosting Eclipse events (click on State Name)
  • NASA's interactive Google Eclipse map (right click to open in new window)
  • Maps of Solar Eclipses in North America shows the path of every total or annular solar eclipse visible in North America during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries
  • U.S. Naval Observatory 2017 Eclipse Calculator lets observers calculate "local circumstances" (; detailed data for a particular eclipse at any specified location)
  • How to translate UTC to your time (, Astronomy Essentials)
  • Time Zone Converter – Time Difference Calculator 

More information is available at the Solar Eclipse Across America web page.



American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Glossary

Astronomical Almanac Astronomical Almanac Online - U.S. Navy

Astronomy Magazine Solar eclipse glossary

NASA's Multilingual Glossary  - has terminology in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese

Sky and Telescope Magazine Astronomy Terms









@AstronomyMag (Astronomy Magazine)

@AstronomyKC (Astronomical Society of Kansas City)

@Eclipse2017StJo (St. Joseph, MO)

@Totality2017 ((Grand Island, NE)



NASA Scientists on Facebook Live Blog

American Astronomical Society/AAS

Organization of 7,000 physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others performing research or having an educational interests in contemporary astronomy

Astronomical Society of Kansas City/ASKC

Established in 1924, ASKC is one of the largest astronomical societies in the country, with nearly 400 members

American Meterological Society/AMS

National Aeronautics and Space Administration/NASA

  • 2017 Solar Eclipse Page

  • National Eclipse Blog

National Science Teachers Association

Night Sky Network

A nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public.

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