2017 Eclipse

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The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

The first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous USA since 1979 and the last one in the USA until 2024!

The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 41.6 seconds in Illinois.

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, casting the shadow of the moon onto the earth.

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Event at the University of Florida: Keep checking back here and on our Facebook page as this date gets closer.

Sources and more information:

An extensive list of resources (such as articles, videos, where and how to order glasses, maps, etc.) is provided here by the American Astronomical Society of the Pacific. A free, engaging, and explanatory pamphlet by Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz is provided here.

Map and times: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html or http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com