A total eclipse of the …

.. SUN! (You thought I was going to say “heart”… admit it!)


It seems that Monday, August 21st will be the first complete solar eclipse visible in the US since 1979. So, of course, everyone wants to check it out! There are viewing parties, fun glasses for purchase (or for free to a lucky few), science and math activities, and more to be enjoyed. There’s even a path of music festivals, which will take place along the path of the total eclipse leading up to the big day!

So, whether it’s for learning, fun, music, or whatever- checkout the links below to get the best information on everything eclipse! Links include information about specific path locations and mapping the viewing, how to safely view the eclipse, events happening near the area, music festival information, activities and lesson plans that can be worked around the event and more!

Until next time – may every sunrise bring renewed purpose and ever increasing joy.



What is a solar eclipse?

Eclipse interactive and informative page via NASA

Eclipse viewing safety tips from NASA

NASA’s recommended eclipse activities

The slacker’s guide to eclipse fun

When, where, and how to see it

Eclipse events

Eclipse path of music festivals

Other really cool things that happen during the eclipse


*Photo credit: NASA/S. Habbal, M Druckmuller and P. Aniol