It’s easy for us to take so many aspects of our lives for granted, but when we really stop and look around, the wonders of the world and universe around us are simply staggering in their beauty and majesty. Each and every day, our planet witnesses all kinds of miraculous events, and perhaps the most incredible of all is one of the rarest: an eclipse.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun's light shining down on part of Earth is blocked by the Moon, creating an extraordinary visual phenomenon quite unlike anything else we could ever hope to experience on Earth. Total eclipses are very rare. They occur somewhere on Earth every 18 months on average, but some places have to wait many years in between eclipses.
The last eclipse to be enjoyed and experienced in the United States and elsewhere around North America occurred on August 21 of 2017. It was a highly exciting for people all around the nation, enjoyed by millions of people. If you’re looking forward to the next eclipse and want to learn more about eclipses in North America, head to Great American Eclipse.
Great American Eclipse - All You Need To Know About Eclipses
Published by Michael Zeiler and Polly White, Great American Eclipse is a free educational website telling you all you need to know about one of the most amazing natural spectacles we can witness on Earth: a total eclipse of the Sun.
The website features no ads, despite being produced at an expense to its creators, and it offers a lot of great educational resources, including information on the next eclipse, recent eclipses, and an online store where you can buy eclipse merchandise and support Great American Eclipse in the process.
Great American Eclipse is absolutely filled with information on the history of American eclipses, the future of these eclipses, and the actual science behind them, from the basics right up more detailed accounts of eclipse terminology and process. In short, Great American Eclipse is the ultimate go-to source for any and all eclipse-related information.
The Next Eclipse
North America last witnessed a total solar eclipse in 2017 and won't have to wait too long for the next one. Here's all you need to know about the big event:
- Date - The next total solar eclipse over North America will occur on April 8 of 2024.
- Location - The 2024 eclipse will be visible across Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It will first be seen in Mexico, with totality then touching the United States through Texas and heading across the country in a diagonal line towards New England and ultimately the maritime provinces of Canada.
- Additional Information - You can find out more about the specifics of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse via Great American Eclipse.
- Other Future Eclipses - Beyond the 2024 eclipse over North America, additional total solar eclipses will occur in 2044, 2052, and 2099, and you'll be able to find out all about those eclipses through Great American Eclipse.
Shop for Eclipse Merchandise with Great American Eclipse
- Shop Online - The team behind Great American Eclipse is doing amazing work to provide so much educational and informative content on eclipses in North America, and if you appreciate the work being done, the best way to show your support is to visit the site's online store and buy some eclipse merchandise. The store sells a great range of items from maps and posters to magnets, lanyards, T-shirts, and the all-important viewing glasses to help you see the eclipse without suffering any kind of damage to your eyes.
- The Items - All of these items are made to the highest standards and perfect for anyone interested in the eclipse or eager to support Great American Eclipse. Some of the most interesting items on sale include both physical and digital versions of the 'Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2014', which will give you all the details you need to know about the 2024 eclipse, helping you prepare for this monumental event and be ready to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the eclipse when it finally happens.
- Show Your Support - The merchandise sold on the Great American Eclipse store is divided up into categories like Apparel, Books, Posters and Maps, Gifts and Souvenirs, and Eclipse Viewers. You can find many different items and the proceeds for each purchase go towards helping the site continue to run and keep all of its many visitors informed on past and future American eclipses. website