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:
- Tracking the 'eye of God' — a total solar eclipse comes to North America - a good primer on the experience!
- How Eclipse Chasers Are Putting a Small Kentucky Town on the Map - a very long, super interesting read
- How to Watch the Eclipse - by SmarterEveryDay - this one's a video!
- Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it in New York City - a map from Curbed with eclipse watching events in NYC
- When To See The Eclipse - super neat interactive tool that lets you simulate the eclipse based on location
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 Eclipse2017.org, 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.
If you have other favorite resources, please share them in the comments.