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Solar eclipse of 1994.
Image of the solar eclipse of 1994. Photo by Jeff Olson.

Photography and Video Links

  • Mr. Eclipse - Mr. Eclipse is Fred Espenak, a retired NASA scientist and an expert on eclipses. He chases eclipses all over the world and has advice for how to photograph or video eclipse events.
  • Sky & Telescope - The online article Imaging a Solar Eclipse offers excellent advice for photography of solar eclipses.
  • Point & Shoot Cameras (PDF - 229 KB) - A guide on how to photograph the Sun using a point and shoot camera.

General Eclipse Information

  • NASA November 13 Eclipse Information - The next solar eclipse visible from the United States territory of America Samoa is an 80 percent partial eclipse on November 13, 2012.
  • NASA General Eclipse Website - This site offers maps and calendars for eclipses of the sun, eclispes of the moon, planetary transits across the sun, and planetary data.
  • Dr. Doug Duncan - Doug Duncan is a faculty member in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado and director of Fiske Planetarium. Dr. Duncan provides information about eclipses on his University of Colorado personal home page.

Other Links for Astronomy in the Parks

  • Traditions of the Sun - A NASA website including information on the ancient solar observatories of Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
  • Natural Lightscapes - Natural lightscapes, including dark night skies, are not only a resource unto themselves but also an integral component of countless national park experiences.
  • Night Sky Parks - A website by astronomy park volunteers with a national calendar of parks with astronomy programs and events.
  • Transit of Venus - On June 5, 2012, Venus passed directly between the Earth and Sun. The chance to see this distant planet as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun is a rare event. In fact, this event will not happen again for another 105 years!

Last Updated: January 04, 2017