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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 »

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 »

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 »

Cellphone Service Could Be Spotty for Rural Eclipse-Watchers - KBIA

If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Stick the cellphone in your pocket, put on your paper glasses and enjoy the celestial wonder. Otherwise, frustration is possible since the best ...and more »

Airbnb Is Giving Away the Chance to Be First to See the Total Solar Eclipse - Travel+Leisure

For those who haven't yet booked a trip to see the total solar eclipse later this month, Airbnb has a contest you're going to want to enter. The short-term rental service is giving away one night in a transparent geodesic dome in Bend, Oregon, followed ...and more »

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

Flying in a pair WB-57F jets at an altitude of over 50,000 feet, researchers will study the sun's corona and the surface of Mercury during the August 21 eclipse. By Samantha Mathewson, Published On 07/31/2017. 9:56 AM EDT. Share on Facebook ...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 »

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

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 »

Solar Eclipse 2017: The One Piece Of Equipment You Just Can't Forget - Forbes

Author's Note: This is the second in a five-part journey I am taking across the solar eclipse "path of totality." That's the roughly 70-mile-wide band that will stretch across America – from Oregon to South Carolina on Aug. 21. Along that lucky strip ...and more »

A Century of Eclipse Watching, in Photos - Atlas Obscura

On August 21, 2017, the moon's shadow will cut a swath across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. In towns and cities in the path of totality—where the moon completely blocks the sun—hotels are in high demand. Airlines are promoting ...and more »