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2017 Eclipse Blog / FAQ



‘Eclipse’ Archives

Can I bring my pets to watch the eclipse?

NO!

Animals will be scared senseless by the eclipse, and you will want to be enjoying it instead of trying to calm your crazed critters. Everyone around you will not want to be bothered by your animals either, so please leave them at home. Again, you have to take … Read More »



How do I bring my kids? They’ll be in school that day!

Get them out of school. The school will probably not let them watch it anyway, due to liability concerns, and you as their parent are their first and best teacher. Get yourself out of work, and get them out of school. Get to the path, make a long weekend … Read More »



Will I be able to get into a viewing area?

Rules will be set up by each community’s security officials and governments. But if you want to get into an official viewing area, you should be able to.

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So a lot of people will show up to see this eclipse?

You bet. There are literally thousands of people from all over the world who chase these things, every eclipse, no matter where. They go to the deserts of Mongolia, to cruise ships in the South Pacific, to remote areas of Indonesia, Angola, Australia, and even the Antarctic to catch … Read More »



I’m not in the path. Where exactly should I go to watch it?

At www.eclipse2017.org, we will have the locations of all the official viewing areas that have been set up by the local communities in the path. Hopefully there will be a lot of these, and they will be set up with security and eclipse viewing glasses so you can safely … Read More »



I live in the path! Can I watch it from my house?

Absolutely!! You are incredibly lucky, and you should invite lots of friends over. Please see our viewing tips, and get enough pairs of eclipse glasses for all the people you’ll invite to experience it with you. (An eclipse is even better if shared with a few hundred of your … Read More »



I have to drive a long way to be in the path. Why should I go to all that trouble?

If you go, you will understand. It is simply the most unbelievable thing you can ever experience in your life. If you stay home, then nothing we can say will convince you that you should’ve gone. Please trust someone who’s seen twelve of these, on all continents – don’t miss … Read More »



I’m really close to the path of totality. Won’t I see anything cool where I am?

NO!!!

You have to be IN the path of totality, or all you’ll see (with your solar viewers, of course) is a partial eclipse! Those are pretty common, and are absolutely nothing to see, compared with the beauty of totality. If you get nothing from this at all, please … Read More »



What time will the eclipse happen in my city?

We get this question a lot. All you have to do to find out is to visit Xavier Jubier’s wonderful interactive Google map. (This link will take you to our page of instructions on how to use it.) Also, be sure to visit our Community Pages and find your … Read More »



How do you know this far in advance where the eclipse is going to be visible?

A lot of math.

No, seriously, astronomers do know the equations that model the motions of the Earth and Moon extraordinarily accurately. Eclipse predicting has been around for thousands of years, but with the computers we have now, those predictions are actually very quick and VERY accurate.

What is … Read More »



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