Essential eclipse resources
These topical eclipse websites are highly recommended and supplement the information given on GreatAmericanEclipse.com. They are managed by the leading experts on solar eclipses and give information both on the 2017 total solar eclipse as well as other solar eclipses. All of these websites are all well-worth your time to visit.
An invaluable portal to other eclipse-related websites and resources such as books, periodicals, citizen science projects, and much more is eclipse.aas.org by the American Astronomical Society. What is especially valuable on this authoritative website are the excellent instructions for safe viewing of the eclipse.
Dan McGlaun is an enthusiastic eclipse evangelist and operates the website eclipse2017.org, a valuable resource for the public to learn about and plan for the 2017 eclipse.
Our valued partner for solar eclipse viewing glasses and filters is Rainbow Symphony run by our friend Mark Margolis. We are developing some joint products for their new website at eclipseglasses2017.com. We have been using their solar filters since 1991 and are proud to feature their glasses with our designs on our online store.
Bill Kramer operates the comprehensive website eclipse-chasers.com. A favorite section of this website is the eclipse chasers' log.
Kate Russo is a psychologist and eclipse chaser focusing on the psychological aspects of eclipses. Viewing eclipses is a fundamentally human activity that everyone, not just astronomers, can appreciate. Her website is BeingInTheShadow.com
Tyler Nordgren is a professor of astronomy and a gifted illustrator known for his wonderful posters of the night sky and eclipses. Tyler is at work now on a book for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.
Fred Espenak is today's world authority on eclipse computations and he manages several eclipse-related websites. Fred's newest website, EclipseWise.com, is the essential source for eclipse predictions.
Fred also operates mreclipse.com
which contains comprehensive eclipse information and photo galleries.
Fred is recently retired from NASA and maintains the NASA eclipse site.
The essential eclipse weather website is eclipsophile.com by Jay Anderson. This is the go-to site for eclipse planning as well as short-term weather prognostications before eclipse day.
The United States Naval Observatory and the United Kingdom HM Nautical Almanac Office maintains this useful site for eclipse circumstances.
The portal for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group on Solar Eclipses is eclipses.info. You'll find a valuable collection of eclipse links here and reports of past expeditions. This is operated by Professor Jay Pasachoff of Williams College.
Alan Dyer is a prolific astrophotographer specializing in nightscapes, timelapses, and solar eclipses. He recently published an excellent book that is a great reference for budding astrophotographers.
Xavier Jubier is a gifted developer of eclipse software and kindly supplied the eclipse calculator used to compute the eclipse circumstances shown on most of the maps on this website. From his website at xjubier.free.fr, you can access detailed maps and information for many eclipses.
Xavier created this interactive Google web map for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. This is especially useful for zooming into prospective viewing sites and determining exact eclipse circumstances.
Xavier also has built a useful portal to generate maps of 5,000 years of total solar eclipses.
An outstanding resource for persons new to understanding eclipses is the excellent podcast series by Michael Bakich of Astronomy Magazine. Michael's style is witty, engaging, and informative and the podcast is highly recommended! Michael operates the website Front Page Science fpsci.com highlighting his eclipse viewing event in St. Joseph, MO
A fascinating website full of scientific analysis of eclipses is Glenn Schneider's Umbraphillia. Glenn is an extreme eclipse chaser and has special expertise in developing flight plans for eclipses best seen from the air.
The leading eclipse experts and enthusiasts carry on daily conversations at the Solar Eclipse Mailing List (SEML). Feel free to join if you are passionate about solar eclipses, instructions to join are at the Solar Eclipse Mailing List.
A very comprehensive page on resources for the 2017 eclipse is published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, which itself has origins from the solar eclipse of 1889.