Top 11 maps that explain Total Solar Eclipse


On Monday, August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies above North America, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, plunging it into darkness for over two minutes. It will be certainly one of the biggest astronomical events America experienced in years.

To celebrate it, we’ve gathered a collection of the best maps that explain this fascinating phenomenon. Have a look and comment.

1. The path of totality across the United States on August 21, 2017

source: GreatAmericanEclipse

2. The path of total solar eclipse explained

source: Nat Geo

3. What the total solar eclipse in August will look like throughout the U.S.

source: Washington Post

4. Total solar eclipses over North America in the 21st century

source: GreatAmericanEclipse

5. Total solar eclipse paths over the contiguous U.S. since 2000 B.C.

source: Washington Post

6. The Saros Cycle is the repetition cycle of eclipse

source: NASA

7. Google search interest in the solar eclipse

8. How long will it take to drive to the centerline of eclipse from my home?

source: GreatAmericanEclipse

9. The best chance of clear skies on August, 21

source: NASA

10. Times of greatest eclipse and half durations of partial eclipse

source: GreatAmericanEclipse

11. Guide to Total Solar Eclipse

source: Time and Date

Bonus: Solar Eclipse 101 from National Geographic

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.