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Indiana University experts available to comment on upcoming 2017 solar eclipse - IU Newsroom

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the continental United States on Aug. 21, which coincides with the first day of classes on every campus in the Indiana University system. Solar eclipses occur during the new moon ...and more »

Earth Will Have Its Last Total Solar Eclipse in About 600 Million Years - Space.com

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, skywatchers will direct most of their attention to the sun, but don't forget about the moon: Its slow progress away from Earth means these celestial events won't keep happening forever. Next month's total ...and more »

AAS's Advice for Safe Solar-Eclipse Viewing - Sky & Telescope

In response to alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers flooding the market as the coast-to-coast solar eclipse of August 21st draws near, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has revised some of its safety advice to the public. How ...and more »

High-Altitude Jets Offer Scientists Unique Vantage Point for Total Solar Eclipse - Seeker

A group of scientists is taking to the skies to chase the shadow of the moon during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21from the unique vantage point of two retrofitted WB-57F jet planes. Amir Caspi, a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in ...and more »

Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Flooding the Market: How to Stay Safe - Space.com

Update 8/7: The American Astronomical Society has released updated guidelines for how to find out if your eclipse glasses are safe, and where to buy certified eclipse glasses. The Federal Trade Commission has also released a statement with safety ...and more »

Some Pretty Cool Science Is Gonna Happen During The Eclipse - FiveThirtyEight

On Aug. 21, mid-morning Pacific time, the town of Salem, Oregon, will slip into shadow. The moon will slowly and inexorably slide in front of the sun, and our star's light will slowly grow dimmer. Filtered through foliage, sunlight will appear on the ...and more »

Here's How Everyone in the US Could Witness the Total Solar Eclipse in Person - TIME

For a show that lasts less than three minutes, the total solar eclipse that will traverse the U.S. on Aug. 21 is already inspiring an impressive level of fervor. Everyone in the U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse, but only those who are ...and more »

Coming Soon? A Solar Eclipse Near You - Scientific American

A solar eclipse darkens some region of Earth roughly every six months. Excitement is high for the August 21 total eclipse, which will cast a band of complete blackness across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. If you live too far away to see it ...and more »

Total Eclipse of the Sun - The UCSB Current

On August 21, millions of people across the country will witness what UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist Andy Howell calls a “once in a lifetime” event: a total eclipse of the sun. The last eclipse of this magnitude — whose path remained completely ...and more »

Four Breathtaking Solar Eclipses You Can See From Other Planets - Gizmodo

On August 21st, millions of Earthlings will gather to watch as a total solar eclipse sweeps across the centerline of the United States over the course of 90 minutes. For many, it'll be once-in-a-life-time spectacle. But if you had a spacecraft on hand ...and more »