Eclipse Overview

Citizen scientists contributed over 80,000 air temperature measurements and nearly 20,000 clouds observations during the 2017 solar eclipse across North America, as well as hundreds of additional observations during the 2019 and 2020 eclipses in South America. The Eclipse tool will next be active in the GLOBE Observer app for the annular eclipse in October 2023. In the meantime, you can analyze eclipse data with your participants or start preparing for an upcoming solar eclipse.

Data Analysis - Eclipse

Analyze Eclipse Data

Did your museum or library host a big event for the 2017 eclipse? Invite your participants back to take a look at the observations collected by citizen scientists. Learn more about accessing and analyzing eclipse data.

Logos for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Science on a SphereNOAA's Science On a Sphere program and the GLOBE Program are collaborating to display your data at nearly 200 museums and science institutions around the world that have Science On a Sphere. You may have one close to you! We also have a mobile version that you can download. Science On a Sphere is a spherical visualization display system that presents amazing Earth data and visualizations. For the 2024 eclipse we will use it to display the data you collect on the 2023 eclipse! You will be able to see how temperature changes across the country on a 6 foot sphere or even in your own phone, and learn more about how community science can provide amazing data for science and education."

Upcoming Dates - Eclipse

Upcoming Eclipses

14 October 2023 - Annular Eclipse across North, Central and South America

8 April 2024 - Total Solar Eclipse across North America

For more information about how to take observations, visit the GLOBE Eclipse landing page.

Eclipse Facilitator Resources

Eclipse Facilitator Resources

Salta a recursos en español. For more resources geared toward individual observers, visit the Eclipse Resource Library (incluyendo recursos sobre eclipses en español). 

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Exploratorium Eclipse Resources

The eclipse website from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco (supported by a NASA grant) includes resources about eclipses, activities, an informational app, and more. On the days of the annular and total solar eclipses, they will also be streaming live telescope feeds and educational programming.

Exploring the Solar System: Solar Eclipse

"Exploring the Solar System: Solar Eclipse" is a hands-on activity demonstrating how the particular alignment of the Sun, Earth, and Moon can cause an eclipse. Visitors investigate the positions of these objects to create shadows and learn about solar eclipses. This activity was designed specifically in advance of the total solar eclipse that will traverse the continental United States in August, 2017, but can be used anytime. Las actividades también están disponibles en español.

GLOBE Air Temperature with Eclipse Shadow 2017

[00:42] A quick visualization of the over 80,000 measurements we collected through the Eclipse tool in the GLOBE Observer app on August 21st, 2017, with an estimation of the location of the eclipse shadow throughout the day added.

GLOBE Eclipse Atmosphere One-Pager

Energy from the Sun warms our planet, and changes in sunlight can also cause changes in temperature, clouds, and wind. What happens when the Sun is blocked by the Moon during an eclipse? How will the eclipse affect these solar-powered processes? This one-pager describes some the changes in the atmosphere you might observe during eclipses, and ways you can collect data during the events.

PDF File - English

PDF File (low-ink) - English

Archivo PDF - Español

Archivo PDF (versión para ahorrar tinta) - Español

GLOBE Eclipse Graphic Assets

A selection of graphics assets related to GLOBE Eclipse, suitable for making custom presentations and social media posts. A zipped folder (19.6 MB) with: backgrounds to create shareables sized for Facebook, X, and Stories/Reels; two sizes of the app selector button art; text logos saying GLOBE Eclipse in white and black; and round signs that say "Ask Me About ... GLOBE Eclipse" and "Pregúntame sobre ... GLOBE Eclipse"

GLOBE Eclipse Graphics Assets

Sample shareables (Facebook and X formats, in both English and Spanish)

GLOBE Eclipse Pinhole Postcard

Dual-language (English and Spanish) postcard about observing the eclipse with GLOBE Observer, with a space in the middle that can be punched out to use as a pinhole projector. The text reads: "Energy from the Sun warms our planet, and changes in temperature lead to the formation of clouds and wind. What happens when the Sun is blocked by the Moon? Download the GLOBE Observer app to share your observations during the eclipse. Never look directly at the Sun! Project the eclipse onto a nearby surface using the hole in this card."

GLOBE Eclipse Poster

A poster, originally created for the 2017 eclipse, highlighting the GLOBE Eclipse tool and citizen science observations.

GLOBE Eclipse Presentation: Introduction, Safety & App Basics

A presentation giving an introduction to GLOBE Eclipse: the Earth science angle on eclipses and why to study them with citizen science observations, eclipse viewing safety tips, how to use the GLOBE Eclipse tool in the app, and some supplemental observing tips.

PDF file (1.8 MB)

PPTX file with embedded videos (45 MB)

Google Slides deck (will require making a copy)

Make a Protective Case for Your Solar-Viewing Glasses

This activity from the STAR_Net Libraries STEM Activity Clearinghouse guides patrons in making a personalized protective case to keep their solar viewing glasses safe in between the October 2023 and April 2024 eclipses.

My NASA Data Eclipse Phenomenon Page

The My NASA Data Solar Eclipse page features, mini-lessons, interactives and lesson plans for grades 3-12, including explorations of why eclipses occur, the differences between solar and lunar eclipses, how to observe the corona and make predictions about it's appearance during upcoming eclipses, and more.

NASA HEAT Eclipse Training Slides

Eclipse training slides produced by the NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (HEAT). Topics of the slides include the science of eclipse, eclipse viewing safety, and suggestions for engaging the public in eclipse activities. These slides are focused on the annular eclipse of 14 October 2023 - a new set will be released for the total eclipse in April 2024.

Safe Eclipse Viewing Flyer

This educational flyer, created by NASA in collaboration with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), provides important information about the upcoming annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023. The bilingual flyer in English on one side and Spanish on the other is designed to reach a wider audience. It aims to educate and guide individuals on how to safely observe this celestial event.

Solar Eclipse Journal

Use this journal page to record what you see during the solar eclipse, both how much of the Sun is covered by the Moon at different times, as well as observations of the environment around you (animal behavior, weather, etc.) during different periods of the eclipse. NOTE: It is never safe to look directly at the Sun without eye protection. The only safe way to look at the Sun is through special-purpose solar filters such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers.

PDF File - English

Archivo PDF - Español

Tour of NASA's Solar Eclipse Map for 2023 and 2024

[1:49] Two solar eclipses will cross the United States in 2023 and 2024. On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will create a “ring of fire” in the sky from Oregon to Texas. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Texas to Maine. On both dates, all 48 contiguous states in the U.S. will experience a partial solar eclipse. This video zooms in to different parts of the map, explaining these and other features that describe what observers across the country can expect to see during each eclipse.

Download versions of the map and other related resources

Webinar about GLOBE Eclipse for Night Sky Network

[01:01:10] Webinar given for the Night Sky Network/Eclipse Ambassadors by Kristen Weaver, deputy coordinator for GLOBE Observer project, sharing how to use the Eclipse tool with audiences.

What is an Annular Solar Eclipse?

[1:44] On 14 October 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. Visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America, millions of people in the Western Hemisphere can experience this eclipse. But what is an annular eclipse? Why does it happen? And why does it create a “ring of fire” in the sky?

Download the video

Eclipse Toolkit - Spanish Resources

Recursos en español

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Presentación GLOBE Eclipse: Introducción, Seguridad, y Conceptos Básicos de la App

La energía del Sol calienta nuestro planeta y los cambios en la luz solar también pueden causar cambios en la temperatura, las nubes y el viento. ¿Qué sucede cuando el Sol es bloqueado por la Luna durante un eclipse? ¿Cómo afectará el eclipse a estos procesos impulsados por la energía solar? Esta página describe algunos de los cambios en la atmósfera que se pueden observar durante los eclipses y las formas en que se pueden recopilar datos durante los eventos.

Archivo PDF

Archivo PPTX con videos integrados

Presentación de Google Slides (será necesario hacer una copia)

Página sobre la atmósfera y GLOBE Eclipse

La energía del Sol calienta nuestro planeta y los cambios en la luz solar también pueden causar cambios en la temperatura, las nubes y el viento. ¿Qué sucede cuando la Luna bloquea el Sol durante un eclipse? ¿Cómo el eclipse afectará estos procesos impulsados ​​por energía solar? Esta página describe algunos de los cambios en la atmósfera que puede observar durante los eclipses y las formas en que puede recopilar datos durante los eventos.

Archivo PDF - Español

Archivo PDF (versión para ahorrar tinta) - Español

PDF File - English

PDF File (low-ink) - English

Recursos gráficos de GLOBE Eclipse

Una selección de recursos gráficos asociados con GLOBE Eclipse, para usar en presentaciones personalizadas y publicaciones en redes sociales. Una carpeta comprimida (19,6 MB) con: fondos en tamaños varios para crear publicaciones en redes sociales Facebook, X e Stories/Reels; dos tamaños del arte del botón selector de la herramienta Eclipse; logos de texto que dicen GLOBE Eclipse en blanco y negro; y carteles redondos que dicen "Ask me about...GLOBE Eclipse" y "Pregúntame sobre...GLOBE Eclipse"

Taller de Observación del Eclipse de Sol con la App GLOBE Observer y una Cámara Obscura

[59:16] Un taller sobre métodos de observación del eclipse de sol. Puede aprender sobre el Programa GLOBE y como puede usar la app GLOBE Observer para tomar datos científicos durante el eclipse. Tambien hay una demostración del proceso de construir una cámara oscura.

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Tarjeta de GLOBE Eclipse

Tarjeta bilingüe (inglés y español) sobre la observación del eclipse con GLOBE Observer, con un espacio en el medio que se puede perforar para usar como proyector durante el eclipse. El texto dice: "La energía del Sol calienta nuestro planeta y los cambios de temperatura conducen a la formación de nubes y viento. ¿Qué sucede cuando el Sol es bloqueado por la Luna? Descarga la aplicación GLOBE Observer para compartir tus observaciones durante el eclipse. ¡Nunca mires directamente al Sol! Proyecta el eclipse sobre una superficie con el agujero de esta tarjeta."

Eclipse WorldCat Books



Use WorldCat to search libraries near you, read reviews, and find editions in different languages.

Books for Kids: Eclipse books, Clouds books

Books for Teens and Adults: Eclipse books, Clouds books


Eclipse Activities

Learn more about the upcoming annular eclipse on the NASA Eclipse page.