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by | August 19, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: August 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm

With the August 21 coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the U.S., we want to remind you that eclipse-related information and resources for your stories can be found at Please feel free to use any of the information or resources for your articles and features leading up to the event. We only ask for a clickable link back to and for you to cite any third-party credits as necessary.

To help you quickly find what you’re looking for, here are links to the main sections of


ECLIPSE MAPS: Detailed maps of the path of totality in each state.


TOTAL ECLIPSE CITIES: A sample list of cities located in the path of totality with representative time and duration samples for comparison purposes.


PARTIAL ECLIPSE CITIES: A list of major cities in the U.S., Canada, and other parts of the world outside the path of totality with percentage of partial eclipse for each.


ECLIPSE ANIMATIONS: A selection of eclipse-related animations and visualizations from NASA.


ECLIPSE OVERVIEW: An outline of some of the unique features, landmarks, and viewing options along the path of totality for each state.


ECLIPSE EVENTS: A listing of over 275 public events, festivals, and viewing parties celebrating the eclipse.


ECLIPSE SAFETY: Information on what’s safe and what isn’t and links to other excellent eclipse safety resources.


ECLIPSE HISTORY: Links to digitized images of newspaper articles reporting on some of the eclipses that have occurred throughout U.S. history.


ECLIPSE CALENDAR: A list of the 80 additional solar eclipses that will occur in the U.S. this century and the states in which they will be visible.


ECLIPSE BLOG: Permission is granted to reprint our eclipse-related blog posts (see the conditions at the bottom of each post).



On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur in 14 U.S. states. This will be the first total solar eclipse seen in the U.S. in 26 years and the first seen in the contiguous U.S. in 38 years. It will also be the first total eclipse to travel across the U.S. from coast to coast since 1918 and the first total eclipse seen only in the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776. was created to serve as a one-stop source of information and resources for the eclipse. The 2017 eclipse is expected to be the most witnessed solar eclipse in human history and one of the biggest news stories in years. is committed to providing accurate information and promoting safe solar eclipse viewing procedures in anticipation of this historic event.


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