Collections Spotlight: Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse 1918

On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse could be seen from coast to coast in the United States, the first time that had happened since Aug. 1918. Spark discoveries about solar eclipses with primary sources!

Solar eclipse primary sources from the World Digital Library

Eclipse diagrams from The Lights of the Stars

Books about eclipses

Eclipse articles & correspondence

Eclipse of the sun historical newspaper coverage

Solar eclipse historical newspaper coverage

Eclipse sheet music

Eclipse image set

Eclipse maps

Diaries from Solar Eclipse Expeditions in the 1800s and Early 1900s video

Eclipse blog posts from the Library

The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 streaming webcast

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 National Geographic articles, photos, videos

NASA resources

Great American Eclipse April 8, 2024