On Monday, August 21, 2017 beginning about 10:15am, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse that will move across the country along a 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina. We won't see a total eclipse here in San Jose, but we'll see about a 73.8% eclipse of the sun looking at it with appropriate eclipse glasses. We can still experience the total eclipse using resources available from the Exploratorium.
Never look directly at the Sun with just your eyes or optical devices like binoculars or telescopes! This is true, even during the eclipse, as we will not have a total eclipse in our area, so you can still damage your eyes even when most of it is obscured.
The Exploratorium has created an app to help you enjoy the eclipse. It is available for Android and Apple iOS.
Live Video Streams
The Exploratorium is streaming live showing the eclipse from locations in Oregon and Wyoming that are in the path of total eclipse. We will have the live stream showing on this page starting about 10:15am Monday with links to their other streams as well. Live coverage will feature NASA scientists and Exploratorium educators. Be sure to visit this page to watch the eclipse as it happens.