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2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Welcome

The 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

This purpose of this guide is to highlight solar eclipse resources available through the OCC Libraries.  Additionally, due to the Orchard Ridge library's designation as a selective federal depository library, many featured sources lead to resources from NASA, the Smithsonian, and more! We hope this guide broadens your knowledge about the upcoming total solar eclipse! 

What is a total solar eclipse?

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Check out NASA's Eclipse Explorer to learn what will be visible in different areas and more! Source: NASA

Find books about eclipses in the OCC Library Catalog

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Link to the Federal Library Depository Program

New NASA Map of Solar Eclipse

Using data from NASA missions, the new NASA map shows the pats of the moon's shadow across the U.S. during the October 14, 2023 annular solar eclipse and the upcoming April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.

Map of Solar Eclipse
"NASA Solar Eclipse Map" by NASA/Scientific Visualization Studio is in the Public Domain.

Phases of the Eclipse

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