The Ultimate List of 2017 Solar Eclipse Resources

Because the next Gutsy Girl is an astrophysicist (releasing soon!), over the last year I have been immersed in all things space, and all things space happen to include the upcoming eclipse on Monday, August 21st.

In case you have missed me yammering on in person in regard to this event or you haven’t seen the contents of two cardboard boxes of eclipse glasses tossed about my house or you have been wondering what all of the hype with this summer’s eclipse is about, don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Here’s a quick run-down.

The 2017 total solar eclipse is a big deal! It can be viewed by everyone in North America and by people in parts of Europe, Africa, and South America, but only for a short time and depending on location, it is possible viewers may only see a partial eclipse.

In the United States, the eclipse will travel across 14 states along a path of about 70 miles wide. Also, just because an eclipse is happening, doesn’t mean we will spend the day in darkness. For this eclipse, the longest time the moon will cover the sun will only be about two minutes and forty seconds.

2017 Solar Eclipse Resources

Your turn: What did I miss? Leave your ideas in the comments and I’ll add them! 

Photo credit: NASA

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  • hisdearlyloveddaughter.com

    This is awesome! My husband and kids love all this stuff too, so we really appreciate the resources!

    • Amy L. Sullivan

      Yay! Glad you like the resources…some of them are awesome and others really made me giggle. Can you imagine buying an airplane ticket just so you can get a better view of the eclipse? Too funny.

  • Great list of resources! We just watched the preschool video with the grandboy!

    • Amy L. Sullivan

      Preschool video = Perfect for grandboys! Thanks for reading, Lori!

  • Sheri Traxler

    Great list. For anyone living in the middle TN area (or wants a full day trip) there’s a comedy musical written for the Eclipse by professional actors. It’s being held at God Why church in Portland, TN (a central location for the complete eclipse).https://www.facebook.com/ActorsPointTheatreCompany/photos/a.269760989763797.65321.211411525598744/1854784214594792/?type=3

    • Amy L. Sullivan

      Oh my gosh, a musical comedy written about the eclipse? That’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing the link, Sheri! PS That’s not too far from me!

      • Sheri Traxler

        Everything Actors Point Theater has put on is amazing. This will be one of the best. Oh, and the musical is set in Portland. Oops. God Why church is in Hendersonville.

        • Amy L. Sullivan

          How fun!