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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 Parks Service to celebrate this spectacular celestial event.

Stay tuned for more educational videos about the 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse from Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and friends!

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The Planetary Society and the U.S. National Park Service

We've partnered with the National Park Service to create a new Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer badge and activity book.
Coming Soon!

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Learn more about Planetary Society eclipse events, pick up Tyler Nordgren’s fantastic book, Sun Moon Earth, view gorgeous eclipse photography, and visit the National Parks Service’s informative eclipse page.

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NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION!

Please enjoy the eclipse safely! Do not use your regular sunglasses. Do not try to look through a plastic water bottle or tinted window. Do not use anything other than the proper solar viewing glasses that meet the required safety standards. There will be solar viewing glasses available for free at the National Parks for the day of the eclipse. Not at a National Park? Be safe and get your own specialty hard plastic glasses.

If you are within the path of totality, there will be a few minutes where you can safely remove your solar viewing glasses and enjoy the brilliance of the eclipse with your own eyes, but only during that moment of complete totality.

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