Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

  • Michael E. Bakich

Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

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About this book

Introduction

In this book Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you’ll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017. In this one resource you’ll find out where the eclipse will occur, how to observe it safely, what you’ll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, detailed weather forecasts for locations where the Moon’s shadow will fall, and much more. 
Written in easy-to-understand language (and with a glossary for those few terms you may not be familiar with), this is the must-have reference for this unique occurrence. It’s not a stretch to say that this eclipse will prove to be the most viewed sky event in history. That’s why even now, more than a year before the eclipse, astronomy clubs, government agencies, cities — even whole states — are preparing for the unprecedented onslaught of visitors whose only desire is to experience darkness at midday. Bakich informs observers what anyone will need to observe, enjoy, and understand this event.

Keywords

2017 total solar eclipse Eclipse viewing equipment Historical info on solar eclipses Next solar eclipse in US Safely observing an eclipse Solar eclipse outreach Viewing the 2017 solar eclipse What is a solar eclipse What is the 2017 solar eclipse path

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Bakich
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  1. 1.Astronomy MagazineMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27632-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27630-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27632-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6562
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