The Astronomical Event of the Decade: Library Opportunities with the Coming Total Eclipse of the Sun

Andrew Fraknoi, Dennis Schatz


On August 21, 2017, we will be treated to the first total eclipse of the sun visible in the continental United States in almost forty years. Because the total eclipse can only be seen in the United States, it is being called the “All American Total Solar Eclipse.” In this kind of eclipse, the Moon gets in front of the sun in the sky and blocks its light.

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