The Great American Total Solar Eclipse
Coming August 21, 2017
(updated 7/26/2017)

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Eclipse Map
(Credit: Michael Zeiler,
See also:  Xavier Jubier's Google Map (supports zooming in to street level) and
Time and location specific info on the eclipse including exact time 
and simulations of what will be seen at the selected location)

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Introduction.  I will be in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone area in August on a photography excursion (click here).  On August 21, along with a multitude of other photographers, I'll make my first attempts at photographing a total solar eclipse.  This eclipse is unusual in that the only land based place to view it in totality will be in the USA as the path of totality completely crosses the USA for the first time since 1918.   There will be another such total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, when the path of totality crosses Central and North America (including parts of Texas).

Presently, this webpage is intended to be a partial resource (there is a "world" of information out there in cyberland) for information regarding the 2017 total eclipse.  It will be updated sometime after 8/21/2017 with the results of my photographic efforts.

Eclipse safety.  Please protect your eyesight.  The following points should be highlighted:

  • Don't look at the sun without proper solar viewing protection (glasses, viewing sheets, etc.).  Download, print, and review the American Astronomical Society's 1-page flyer, "How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely" (click here).

  • Even if using glasses, etc., don't view through optics such as telescopes, binoculars, camera lenses, etc. unless they are equipped with proper solar filters.

More viewing safety information is available from:

Photographing the Eclipse.  See one of the following for guidance (updated 7/26/2017):

Resources.  The following links provide general information related to the eclipse such as what's going to happen, why, and when; where to view the eclipse; when the eclipse will occur in specific geographic areas; how to photograph the eclipse; how to safely view the eclipse; and supplies for enjoying the eclipse:  

Photo info.  Click the slideshow icon at left to see the photos from the trip.  Presently, the only photos are test photos taken of the sun with the solar filter that I'll use when photographing the eclipse.  The following equipment was used:

  • Canon EOS 7D MKII DSLR
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens
  • Thousand Oaks Full Aperture (Solarlite) S3500 Solar Filter (click here)

All images were shot Raw (7DMKII) processed in Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® CC with occasional touch up in Adobe® Photoshop® CC. 

Additional photo data is provided below each photo in the slideshow.  Enjoy the photos!

All photos are Copyright © 2017 David W. Boston