Category: Frequently Asked Questions

Information on viewing the Total 2017 Solar Eclipse

When is the solar eclipse?

The Great American Solar Eclipse is happening in August 2017. Solar eclipses happen almost yearly, but what makes this particular eclipse special is that it is a total solar eclipse. That means that, for at least a brief moment, the sun will be completely blocked by the moon. This complete blockage causes the sun to…
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What is a total solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly inbetween the sun and the earth, and the moon casts a shadow onto the earth. If the moon’s shadow passes over you (called the path of totality – where the sun…
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When is the next solar eclipse?

Have you been bitten by the eclipse bug? The next solar eclipse will happen next year – the next total solar eclipse over the continental U.S. will happen in 7 years. On April 8, 2024 a total solar eclipse will sweep from Texas up the midwest and over Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, New York, New England…
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When is the eclipse?

The eclipse is on August 21, 2017. It will begin over the Pacific Ocean at 8:46 am. It will reach the coast at Lincoln City, at 9:04 am PST. The eclipse will reach it’s maximum, 100% obstruction of the sun at 10:18 am PST. From there, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the…
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How long does a solar eclipse last?

The length of a solar eclipse depends on many factors, which means it can vary greatly and long eclipses can be quite rare. Over a span of 8000 years, from 4000 B.C. to 8000 A.D., NASA says the longest solar eclipse will happen on July 16, 2186 and will last 67 minutes and 29 seconds.…
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What will happen in 2017?

Aside from the typical holidays and celebrations, 2017 has some interesting things happening. These are some of the things that will happen in 2017 January 17 – Search for missing aircraft MH370 is called off May 1 – Billy Corgan agrees to purchase the National Wrestling Alliance June 5 – Montenegro becomes the 29th member…
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When will the next solar eclipse happen?

Of course, the next solar eclipse is happening August 21, 2017. This is being described as the Great American Eclipse because the totality of the eclipse is only visible from the USA. If you’re on this eclipse info site, then you likely already knew about the August 2017 solar eclipse. After it, the next solar…
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How to view a solar eclipse

It may seem like common sense, but never look directly at the sun! Even during a solar eclipse, just part of the sun can cause burning and blindness – permanently – to your eyes. Yes, we do have built in protectors in our brain to make us look away from the sun, but if most…
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Where can you see the solar eclipse?

You can see the solar eclipse from anywhere in North America. However, for the best viewing experience, you may want to consider travelling to the path of totality. The ‘path of totality’ is the area where the moon’s shadow crosses over during the total solar eclipse. That path starts at Lincoln Beach, Oregon, and travels…
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When is the solar eclipse going to happen?

The solar eclipse is going to happen on Monday, August 21, 2017. Is will be the first total eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years. The last one visible in the contiguous U.S. was in 1979 so this total solar eclipse is very rare. Also, it is happening in summertime so the…
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