It was the most watched event in astronomical history, and it called forth awe from hardened scientists, barstool astronomers, and small children alike. It was the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. It was a much-hyped and all-to-fleeting event, and like you, I wish I could see it again. We can’t, of course, but we can enjoy the video and images of expert astrophotographers who spent much time and effort documenting this extraordinary eclipse. Here are a few of my favorite videos below…
First up, at the top of this page, a splendid video summary taken from the shores of Palisades Reservoir, Idaho on Monday Aug. 21, 2017, of this dazzling celestial event.
Next, a series of short timelapses of the event by the expert eclipse chaser Alan Dyer, who found himself on the path of totality, nearly alone, under pristine sky in Idaho:
And finally, a stirring video and audio retrospective of the event by Brian MacDonald of Wonderkind Studios:
And if you prefer words, here are a few reflections on my own observations of the Great American Eclipse, the first I’ve ever seen.
The next total solar eclipse will occur on July 2, 2019, and will be visible in the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina. It will pass right over the lovely coastal city of La Serena, Chile.Share This: