Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21

By Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson

Eclipse Bulletin:
Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21
(Standard Black & White Edition)


Standard Black & White Edition
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Eclipse Bulletin:
Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21
Color Edition


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Description

On Monday, 2017 August 21, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the contiguous United States for the first time since 1979. The track of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the Pacific Ocean and crosses the nation from west to east through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Inside the 70-mile-wide path of totality, the Moon will completely cover the Sun as the landscape is plunged into an eerie twilight, and the Sun's glorious corona is revealed for nearly 3 minutes. Outside the narrow shadow track, a partial eclipse will be visible from all of North America.

Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21 is the ultimate guide to this highly anticipated event. Written by two of the leading experts on eclipses, the bulletin is a treasure trove of facts on every conceivable aspect of the eclipse. The exact details about the path of the Moon's shadow can be found in a series of tables containing geographic coordinates, times, altitudes, and physical dimensions. A set of high resolution maps plot the total eclipse path across the USA. They show hundreds of cities and towns in the path, the location of major roads and highways, and the duration of totality with distance from the central line. (Click here to see a sample map)

Local circumstances tables for more than 1000 cities across the USA provide times of each phase of the eclipse along with the eclipse magnitude, duration and Sun's altitude. Additional tables cover the eclipse circumstances for cities in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and Europe. (Click here to see a sample table of local circumstances). An exhaustive climatological study identifies areas along the eclipse path where the highest probability of favorable weather may be found. A travelogue highlights key locations in the eclipse track from Oregon through South Carolina. Finally, comprehensive information is presented about solar filters and how to safely observe and photograph the eclipse.

Hot Products 2016

For 15 years, Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson published more than dozen eclipse bulletins through NASA, each one covering a major upcoming solar eclipse. Prepared in cooperation with the International Astronomical Union, the bulletins were internationally recognized as the most authoritative reference for each eclipse. The team has reunited to produce this new bulletin on the 2017 total eclipse through the USA. And now, for the first time, the bulletin is available in both black & white and color editions.


Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21 has been recognized by Sky and Telescope magazine as one of the Hot Products for 2016.

About the Authors

Click the following link to read a brief biography on the authors Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson.

You can order a copy 2017 Eclipse Bulletin autographed by Fred Espenak through Autographed Copy.

Sample Pages

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Reviews

Below are two reviews of the Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21.

  • "If you are breathing, you should NOW be making plans to get to the center line of the great American eclipse. Espenak and Anderson's Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21 ought to be a part of your planning, regardless if you are leading an expedition or just planning on observing the eclipse by yourself." - Mike Reynolds (Astronomy Magazine)
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  • "There can be no denying the value of this book. Fred Espenak - better known to eclipse chasers around the globe as "Mr. Eclipse" - is the established authority on eclipse calculations; before he retired from NASA/Goddard, from 1993 to 2008 he published 13 similar eclipse bulletins (with coauthor Jay Anderson). This latest bulletin was published sans NASA funding and is by far the biggest and most extensive eclipse circular that he has ever produced. Amateur astronomers even just vaguely interested in the subject of eclipses should have come across his work by now. If not, now is the time to start." - Joe Rao (GreatAmericanEclipse.com)
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Visit the following links to read recent reviews of the Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21.

Errata

This is a list of errata in versions 1.0a, 1.0b and 1.0c (as of 2015 Jul 21). They have all been corrected in the current version 1.0d.

Also Available!

Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

The Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 is a complementary publication of the 2017 Eclipse Bulletin. It contains a comprehensive series of 37 high resolution, full color maps of the path of totality across the USA.

The large scale (1:700,000 or 1 inch = 11 miles) shows both major and minor roads, towns and cities, rivers, lakes, parks, national forests, wilderness areas and mountain ranges.

Armed with this atlas and the latest weather forecasts, the road warrior is ready to chase totality no matter where it takes him/her along the 2500-mile-long path. This mobile strategy offers the highest probability of witnessing the spectacular 2017 total eclipse in clear skies.

For more information visit Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.

Total Eclipse or Bust! A Family Road Trip

TOTAL Eclipse or Bust! A Family Road Trip is a book for the entire family. The story follows a typical family on a road trip to see the 2017 total eclipse of the Sun. Along the way the children learn all about the how and why of eclipses in a friendly and an uncomplicated way. The book also provides basic information about how to view a total solar eclipse and where to go for America's great eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Finally, comprehensive information is presented about solar filters and how to safely observe and photograph the eclipse.

For more information visit Total Eclipse or Bust! A Family Road Trip.

Get Eclipsed: The Complete Guide to the American Eclipse

Get Eclipsed is an easy to read, family friendly, inexpensive 2017 eclipse guide for everyone, especially if the total eclipse of the Sun on August 21, 2017 will be your first one.

Get Eclipsed features:

  • How and Why Solar Eclipses Happen
  • Science and History of Solar Eclipses
  • Fun Facts for the Entire Family
  • Helpful Hints for Safe Viewing
  • Illuminating Maps and Diagrams
  • Eclipse times for over a hundred cities
  • Two (2) pairs of Solar Eclipse Glasses

For more information visit Get Eclipsed: The Complete Guide to the American Eclipse.

Atlas of Central Solar Eclipses in the USA

The Atlas of Central Solar Eclipses in the USA contains of a series of 499 global maps showing the geographic track of every total and annular solar eclipse across the USA (including Alaska and Hawaii) during the two-thousand-year period 1001 through 3000. It is accompanied by a catalog that lists the major characteristics of each eclipse including its duration and whether it is visible from the lower 48 states, Alaska and/or Hawaii.

A set of 20 detailed maps, each covering a 50-year period and centered on the lower 48 states, shows the path of every total and annular eclipse. The maps include state boundaries and major cities. These maps also cover southern Canada and northern Mexico.

For more information visit Atlas of Central Solar Eclipses in the USA.