Only 750 days until the eclipse

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Friday, July 31, 2015

During the total solar eclipse August 1, 2008, this photographer captured the Moon covering — and then uncovering — the Sun’s brilliant face at Ob Reservoir in Novosibirsk, Russia. // Ben Cooper/LaunchPhotography.com
Saturday, August 1, marks another milestone in the countdown toward the biggest public science event in history — 750 days until the total solar eclipse August 21, 2017. Rather than write a long blog about the importance of it, I’ll direct you to the one I wrote at the 800-day-out mark.

If you’re just learning about this event, or want a refresher course on the facts, head here.

And if you’re wondering where to go for the eclipse, you can zero in on the best locations with this map.

Lots of groups are holding events around the country. A big one will occur about 30 miles north of Kansas City. Check it out here.

The staff of Astronomy will be providing all the information you’ll need, both in the magazine and here on Astronomy.com. Stay tuned, and start making plans!

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