Author and astrophotographer Matt Cook recently wrote that “[this solar eclipse] event has the potential to be the greatest and most recorded solar eclipse of a generation!”

An article on American Eclipse 2017 discusses the last widely viewed eclipse of 1999.  It passed over Europe, the Middle East and India.  The big difference is that so many viewers are linked by social media and smart phones.

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the total solar eclipse.   And, here’s the Google collection of royalty-free images of a solar eclipse.

I have included a link to the Eclipse Guy’s video about his eclipse chasing adventures, called Still Hooked.  It’s extremely entertaining and really gives a sense of the total solar eclipse experience.  It also points out all the aspects of planning involved in making sure you’re in the right place at the right time.

Sky and Telescope has a good resource page for all aspects of viewing the Eclipse.  Check it out here.

Comments, stories, ideas, links to other resources and suggestions are all welcome.  While I’m implementing better discussion features, please use the comment fields at the end of each of the three other pages, Viewing, Useful Apps and Path and Times.