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Eclipse 2017 Resources


Fisheye of the 2017 total solar eclipse taken from overlook near Dubois, Wyoming

Ted Hesser's viral photograph from Smith Rock State Park during the 2017 total solar eclipse. View the video story about the team of photographers and climbers that worked to capture this image.

ISS Transit During 2017 Solar Eclipse

image by Adam Barnes of HMNS

image by Adam Barnes of HMNS

image by Adam Barnes of HMNS

Comparison of predicted and actual solar corona during the Aug 21, 2017 eclipse.

The predicted corona by Predictive Science Inc., is based on the magnetic fields observed on the Sun in the weeks prior to the eclipse, and was posted 08/14/2017. For more info about modeling the structure of the corona during the eclipse, visit their site; www.predsci.com/eclipse/.

The real image was taken by photographer Paul Holdorf of Singing Sky Photography.


Fisheye timelapse of the 2017 total solar eclipse taken from overlook near Dubois, Wyoming.  Google group doing full-sphere filming is near 2 o’clock.  One frame per 0.5 sec  © Patricia Reiff

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view of the Aug. 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse.
This movie, created from images taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the Sun first in visible light, and then in 171-angstrom extreme ultraviolet light. The apparent slight movement of the Sun is because SDO has a hard time keeping the Sun centered in its images during eclipses, with so much light being blocked by the Moon. The fine guidance systems on SDO's instruments need to see the whole Sun in order keep the images centered from one exposure to the next.

One of the best vantage points for today’s total solar eclipse is out of this world — literally. Scientists at UW–Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) observed the eclipse through the eye of one of the world’s most advanced weather satellites, GOES-16. The eclipse images from the satellite were taken at a rate of one every five minutes. Stitched together, the images show the shadow of the moon tracking west to east across the continental United States.