On August 21st 2017, millions of Americans had the opportunity to see a full or partial solar eclipse as the moon briefly passed in front of the Sun, casting a shadow upon the Earth. The next total solar eclipse visible in the United States will not occur until 2024. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more, the Library of Congress has numerous resources on the subject.
This guide is intended as an overview of the resources available on the subject of solar eclipses rather than an exhaustive list of all resources on the subject. The guide provides examples of material such as guidebooks that primarily provide information for travelers going to view a solar eclipse, but does not attempt to list all of them. If you have additional questions about this topic, please Ask a Librarian.
Image (left): As totality ends, sunlight shines through a valley on the surface of the moon.
NASA/Rami Daud, Alcyon Technical Services
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