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Check out this video on using eclipse shades to view the partial phase of the eclipse.


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Chap Percival has prepared a comprehensive resource for this awesome celestial event. It contains everything you need to know about the solar eclipse – why it will happen, how to view it, and when and where to go to experience the eclipse.

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Interview With Chap Percival

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Chap Percival is available to speak to your group. He will inspire, encourage, and enable you to get the most out of this once in a life time experience. He is engaging, funny, and will share from his experience of traveling to see five total solar eclipses on four continents. Be prepared to be amazed at the scale of the earth-moon-sun system and the grandeur of this event. The August 21, 2017 eclipse will be here before you know it. Contact him for speaking fees.

Where To GoUpdatedEspanekMap
Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wyoming. If you live in one of these states you may be in the path of totality. If you are not in the path, you will see only a partial eclipse. In this case, that is not what you want. You want to be in the path of totality. Here is a link to NASA’s map of the eclipse. One word of caution. There is some uncertainty about the exact location of the edge of the path. You guarantee being in the path if you are a few miles inside the path away from the edge. Click here for larger maps by state.
Here is an animation of this total solar eclipse. The large grey circle is the Moon’s penumbra, where you will see a partial eclipse, and the little, tiny black dot (about 65 miles [100 kilometers] across) is the umbra, where the total eclipse can be seen.