The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Philip S. Harrington


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The most complete guide to viewing eclipses-including details on every solar and lunar eclipse through 2017

Want to observe the most fleeting eclipse phenomena, take dramatic photos, and keep a detailed record of the experience? Now you can be prepared. This comprehensive one-stop resource covers everything you need to know about solar and lunar eclipses-why they happen, how to view them, how to photograph them, even when and where they will occur through the year 2017. Here's where to turn for:
* Detailed explanations of eclipse mechanics and dynamics, viewing techniques, and what to look for, both in the sky and all around you
* Extended discussions of eclipse photography and videography-film selection and developing, filter requirements, special care of equipment, and more
* Intriguing individual and group activities you can carry out during an eclipse to heighten your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the event
* Detailed maps and discussions on how and where to best view each eclipse, plus travel considerations, likely weather conditions, and equipment recommendations

Whether you're a backyard astronomer, a dedicated eclipse chaser, or a teacher guiding students through their first eclipse experience, Eclipse! provides the in-depth, detailed, practical information you need to make the most of these thrilling celestial marvels of nature.


Philip S. Harrington:
PHILIP S. HARRINGTON is the acclaimed author of Star Ware and Touring the Universe through Binoculars (both published by Wiley) as well as Astronomy for All Ages and The Deep Sky: An Introduction. He is a regular contributor to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines, and holds degrees in mechanical engineering, science education, and environmental engineering.