Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar eclipse on July 11, 1991 as seen from Hawaii

A solar eclipse in 1991 as seen from Hawaii.
Credit: NCAR HAO

There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. This eclipse of the Sun will be visible across a broad swath of the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.

This page provides links to information about the Sun that will enrich your solar eclipse viewing experience, such as:

  • That fuzzy glow around the Sun during an eclipse is the Sun's atmosphere! Did you know the Sun has an atmosphere?
  • How does an eclipse look at different times during the 11-year-long sunspot cycle? Where are we in that cycle now?

Check out some of our web pages, games and interactives to learn more about the Sun. We've also included some links (near the bottom of this page) to other sites that provide great information about safely viewing the eclipse, when and where you can see the eclipse, and other practical information about experiencing the 2017 eclipse.

Eclipse Resources from the UCAR Center for Science Education

Parts of the SunMore about the Sun

Sun Sorting GameGames & Interactives

Eclipse Viewing Information and Resources from Other Sources

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