Total Solar Eclipse - Aug. 21, 2017
When:Monday, August 21, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
Where:North America and Canada
Target Audience:General public
On Aug. 21, 2017, sky-gazers in North America will have a chance to see one of the most stellar celestial events visible from Earth: a total eclipse of the sun!
Find out everything you need to know about how to safely* watch the eclipse and learn about the history and mystery surrounding these rare events on NASA's Eclipse 2017 website.
Want to see what the eclipse will look like where you live? Or better yet, find the best spot to watch the eclipse? Check out NASA's Eclipse 2017 visualization tool, which lets you explore the view from any location in the world.
*NEVER look directly at the sun without proper solar filters.
Check out this project and related resources for educators:
- How to Make a Pinhole Camera: Learn how to make your very own pinhole camera to safely see a solar eclipse in action!
- Eclipse Activities for Educators: Explore our collection of standards-aligned activities all about eclipses.