So the BIG DAY has finally come. Are you all ready for the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun? It’s important to be prepared to take in everything the eclipse has to offer. You’ll be outside for hours and there are a number of things you can do to make yourself comfortable.
The checklist below will help you plan the perfect eclipse experience! Do your homework and the only other thing you’ll need is perfect weather!
A series of nine images were combined into a time sequence of the total solar eclipse of 1999 August 11, from Lake Hazar, Turkey. The corona has been computer enhanced to show subtle details and prominences. Copyright 1999 by Fred Espenak.
Eclipse Day Checklist
Solar filters for your eyes (partial phases only; filters are removed during totality; and bring extra filters to share)
Straw hat, kitchen pasta colander, or cooking spoon with small holes to project pinhole images of partially eclipsed Sun on a white piece of cardboard (see: Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing)
Suitable clothing and large brimmed hat (you will be outside in the Sun for several hours)
Sunglasses (not for direct viewing of partial phases)
Comfortable folding chairs or picnic ...