"How to Watch a Solar Eclipse"

"On Aug. 21, at midday, people who live in, or have ventured to, a band about 70 miles wide arcing from Oregon to South Carolina will get to see the moon pass directly in front of the sun. For a minute or two day will turn to night. If you are one of the lucky people who will get to see this total eclipse live and in-person, make sure you take advantage. But you will still see a partial eclipse if you are anywhere in North America. Here we’ll review what you need to know about eclipses, how to be safe during an eclipse and some fun experiments you can try during this rare event."

Nicholas St. Fleur, David Baron, and George Musser report for the New York Times August 11, 2017.


"What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday" (New York Times)

"Aug. 21 Eclipse: Up Close and Personal with NASA" (NASA)

"An Eclipse Chaser’s Guide to Your First Eclipse" (New York Times)

"Solar Eclipse Presents First Major Test Of Power Grid In Renewable Era" (Reuters)

"California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power" (KQED/NPR)

Source: NY Times, 08/21/2017