Eclipse Reading + Planning: Get Ready for August 21, 2017!

Posted by A69143a5 tiny Jen Messier on aug 7, 2017 under Blog Post

The total solar eclipse is coming on August 21st and it's time to get prepped, whether you're traveling to the zone of totality or staying in New York City, where we will have 71% of the sun blocked out by the moon.

Here are a few good reads + videos on the subject:

And, most importantly, don't forget to pick up a pair of eclipse glasses - you'll need them to look safely at the sun during the eclipse. But! There have been reports of counterfeit glasses popping up, so be sure you're getting them from a reputable source. We bought pairs made by Rainbow Symphony from, and you should still be able to order some from their site (though it's currently down for maintenance). You can also try your luck on Amazon, like with these pairs from American Paper Optics. A full list of reputable brands and retail sources is available here

Finally, if you'd like to do a deep dive into the eclipse, be sure to check out and


If you have other favorite resources, please share them in the comments. 

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