Astrogeology Science Center

Upcoming Full Solar Eclipse in the U.S.

18 August 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017, is drawing near when you can see the Moon completely cover the blazing sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface in a Total Solar Eclipse! This rare and spectacular view can be seen across the entire continent, although most people in the U.S., if not in the path of totality, will only see a partial view. During this amazing phenomenon, you will see the sky grow dark, the stars come out, the sun’s corona, and a 360-degree sunset.  We hope that you have a great experience, but please be careful not to look directly in the sun without special viewing glasses.  If you miss the full eclipse this time around, you will have another chance, in the U.S., in 2024. Have fun and find out more information about a Total Eclipse here.

Total Solar Eclipse Image


By Janet Richie