United States Naval Observatory (USNO) - 2 minutes and 44.3 seconds of darkness, a few mile south of Carbondale Illinois in the
A global view of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
This map below has over 150 locations animated throughout the United States laid out on a grid. Each animation is one frame per minute. Each location doesn't represent a particular city, but the overall display gives you a better idea how the eclipse will look across the states.
If you like it with some music, please click here.
A musical variation of the 2017 eclipse I posted on YouTube
The music is from the album Around the World in 80 Days0by Victor Young back in 1956 ( which still sounds great)!
This video conveys, more than any others that I have seen, the excitement and wonder in viewing a total eclipse of the Sun. I don't speak Japanese, but you can tell from the lady reporter's excitement that she was glad that she was on this assignment (and on a cruise ship)! The constant beeping in the background is a shortwave radio picking up a time signal and broadcasting each second as a beep. Even on a cruise ship, people want accurate information about how long the eclipse lasts, and what time it begins and ends. It is also handy if you are taking photographs or movies. This cruise ship seems to have thought of everything to make this an enjoyable experience!
Updated on July 3, 2015