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Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21, 2017 – Unit Study

The 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse
On August 21st, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible throughout the Western Hemisphere, with a total eclipse passing across the United States. The Planetary Society is partnering with the U.S. National Park Service to celebrate this spectacular celestial event.

Path of Total Solar Eclipse in the US on August 21, 2017
You may want to make plans for this and get your special glasses well in advance. This site shows which cities in which states will get the longest time in the shadow of the moon.

8-Year-Old Science Genius Explains Eclipse

How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely
If your eclipse glasses or viewers are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard, you may look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun through them for as long as you wish. Furthermore, if the filters aren’t scratched, punctured, or torn, you may reuse them indefinitely.

2017 Eclipse Pinhole Camera
by Rob Shearer. A 100% safe way to watch the progress of the eclipse.
Using the principles of the camera obscura to focus an image of the sun on a piece of white paper in a box. Simple to do and fun for kids!

The best live video feeds streaming the 2017 total solar eclipse
Business Insider has compiled a collection of what should be the best feeds. As new ones go live, we’ll embed or link to them — so bookmark this page for later.

What is a Solar Eclipse? Understanding Solar Eclipse: Astronomy and Space for Kids – FreeSchool
A solar eclipse is one of the most dramatic astronomical events it is possible to witness. They are caused by the shadow of the moon falling on the Earth when the sun, moon, and Earth are aligned correctly. To the people within the moon’s shadow, the sun appears to disappear and the sky goes dark.

NASA TV Public-Education
NASA TV has mapped out live video coverage for its “Eclipse Across America” segment from 12 different locations on the ground, jets in the sky, telescopes, and dozens of high-altitude balloons. (Yes, we said “epic” for a reason.) These feeds should run from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT.

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