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How to watch Monday’s eclipse online

Can’t travel to the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse? Never fear. You can watch online from a variety of sources.

What to look for in a total solar eclipse

The August 21 total eclipse will last several hours. There will be many interesting things to look for. Bookmark this handy checklist of must-see events and effects, from eclipse gurus Fred Espenak and Mark Littmann.

Add your eclipse event to the AAS map

The American Astronomical Society wants to help you publicize your event for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

Solar eclipse marked beginning of Iroquois Confederacy

A total solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 may have coincided with the birth of the Iroquois Confederacy, oldest democracy in North America and possibly on Earth.

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Moon that’ll cover sun on August 21 is called a Black Moon

Like Blue Moon, Black Moon is a name from folklore. It’s the name for the 3rd of 4 new moons in a season. The August 21 total solar eclipse is caused by such a moon. Some will call it a Black Moon eclipse.

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Where’s the moon? Waning crescent

When is the last waning moon you’ll see before Monday’s eclipse? If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere – and have a clear sky – probably Sunday morning. Look east before sunup.

Sunspots during solar eclipse? Probably

Add sunspots to the list of wondrous sights to look for during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.