Get Eclipsed: Complete Guide to Two North American Eclipses

By Pat and Fred Espenak


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Get Eclipsed: The Complete Guide to Two North American Eclipses

North America will be the scene for two spectacular eclipses of the Sun. On October 14, 2023, an annular eclipse of the Sun occurs in western USA and Mexico. Six months later, an incomparable total eclipse of the Sun occurs on April 8, 2024. Its 125-mile wide path crosses Mexico, the USA from Texas to Maine, and eastern Canada.

During both of these events, a partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible from virtually all of North America. The last annular eclipse visible from the USA was in 2012. The last total eclipse visible from the USA was in 2017, and the next one to cross the country won't be until 2044. Don't miss the incredible experience of seeing these celestial wonders!

After selling a record breaking 750,000 copies of our Get Eclipsed book for the 2017 eclipse, we are back with an even bigger and better guide!

American Paper Optics (a leading manufacturer of safe solar eclipse viewing glasses) once again teams up with retired NASA eclipse expert, Fred Espenak (aka "Mr. Eclipse") and his eclipse chasing wife Pat Espenak, to bring you this exclusive, must have, 50-page guide to the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses. Get Eclipsed provides an in-depth look at both of these amazing eclipse events that will occur in North America (the annular solar eclipse of Oct. 14, 2023 and the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024).

Get Eclipsed is an easy to read, family friendly, inexpensive eclipse guide for the entire family. It tells you everything you need to know about the upcoming annular and total eclipses of the Sun in 2023 and 2024. And it comes with two pairs of special glasses for safely watching the partial eclipse phases and annularity.

If you've never seen either an annular or a total eclipse of the Sun, this convenient 50-page pocket guide is for you!

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Get Eclipsed features:

  • How and Why Solar Eclipses Happen
  • Science and History of Eclipses
  • Why is Totality a Must See
  • Fun Facts for the Entire Family
  • Helpful Hints for Safe Eclipse Viewing
  • Illuminating Maps and Diagrams
  • Eclipse times for hundreds of cities in USA, Canada, & Mexico
  • Two (2) pairs of Commemorative Solar Eclipse Glasses

Fun for the entire family, this book is jam packed with cool facts and helpful hints on how to prepare and enjoy these amazing events.

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Get Eclipsed is also available in a 12-pack or 24-pack at a big discount. Perfect for educators, science centers, and fund raisers.

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You can also order Eclipse Glasses in many different designs. Click the link below to see a variety of styles.

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Sample Pages From Get Eclipsed

Below are several sample pages from Get Eclipsed. Click on each to enlarge.


Solar Eclipse Geometry
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Eclipses In History
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2023 and 2024 Eclipse Map
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2024 Total Eclipse Times for US Cities
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Meet the Authors

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Fred Espenak is a retired astrophysicist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was the agency’s expert on eclipses. Know as “Mr. Eclipse,” he is the author of numerous eclipse books including Totality - Eclipses of the Sun and Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1501 - 2500. An avid eclipse chaser, he has participated in dozens of eclipse expeditions around the world.

Patricia Totten Espenak is a retired chemistry teacher and amateur astronomer who has traveled widely with her husband, Fred, to view various celestial events. She has experienced 19 total solar eclipses.

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With several olar eclipses on the horizon (in 2023 and 2024), there is no better time to order Eclipse Glasses.

Manufactured by American Paper Optics these eclipse glasses are made with 2 mil scratch resistant polymer (black/silver) lenses that filter out 100% of harmful ultra-violet and infrared rays and 99.999% of intense visible light. The premium eclipse filters create the sharpest solar images with a natural orange color. With an optical density of 5 or greater, these ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified eclipse glasses are independently tested and safe for all phases of the eclipse.

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Road Atlas for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024

The Road Atlas for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2023 contains a series of 29 maps of the path of annularity across the USA, Mexico, Central and South America. The large scale (1 inch ≈ 28 miles) shows both major and minor roads, towns and cities, rivers, parks, and mountains.

The annular eclipse phase in which the Moon is completely silhouetted in front of the Sun (known as annularity) will only be seen from within the 115 to 137 mile-wide path of the Moon’s antumbral shadow as it sweeps across the United States (Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas), Mexico, Central and South America.

Armed with this atlas and the latest weather forecasts, the road warrior is ready to chase annularity no matter where it takes him/her along the entire path. This mobile strategy offers the highest probability of witnessing the fascinating 2023 annular eclipse in clear skies.

For more information visit Road Atlas for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2023.

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Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024

The Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024 is a complementary publication of the 2024 Eclipse Bulletin. It contains a comprehensive series of 37 high resolution, full color maps of the path of totality across the USA.

The large scale (1:700,000 or 1 inch = 11 miles) shows both major and minor roads, towns and cities, rivers, parks, and mountains.

Armed with this atlas and the latest weather forecasts, the road warrior is ready to chase totality no matter where it takes him/her along the 2500-mile-long path. This mobile strategy offers the highest probability of witnessing the spectacular 2024 total eclipse in clear skies.

For more information visit Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024.

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21st Century Canon of Solar Eclipses

The 21st Century Canon of Solar Eclipses is the complete guide to every solar eclipse occurring from 2001 tom 2100 (224 eclipse in all). It includes information and maps for all total, annular, hybrid, and partial eclipses. A special world atlas shows detailed full page maps of all central eclipse paths (total, annular and hybrid).

This book is the sucessor and replacement for the Fifty-Year Canon of Solar Eclipses published in 1987. The new 21st Century Canon uses modern JPL ephemerides for the Sun and Moon, and features improved maps include political boundaries and major cities. An essential reference for all serious eclipse chasers

For more information visit 21st Century Canon of Solar Eclipses.

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Atlas of Central Solar Eclipses in the USA

The Atlas of Central Solar Eclipses in the USA contains of a series of 499 global maps showing the geographic track of every total and annular solar eclipse across the USA (including Alaska and Hawaii) during the two-thousand-year period 1001 through 3000. It is accompanied by a catalog that lists the major characteristics of each eclipse including its duration and whether it is visible from the lower 48 states, Alaska and/or Hawaii.

A set of 20 detailed maps, each covering a 50-year period and centered on the lower 48 states, shows the path of every total and annular eclipse. The maps include state boundaries and major cities. These maps also cover southern Canada and northern Mexico.

For more information visit Atlas of Central Solar Eclipses in the USA.

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Eclipse Almanac

The Eclipse Almanac is a series of five publications. Each one is a concise reference for every eclipse of the Sun and the Moon over a 10-year period. This compendium identifies when and where each of these events will be seen. Particular details about each eclipse are included, as well as a 25-year table looking further into the future.

Section 1 presents solar eclipses including an explanation of why they occur, types of solar eclipses, and the visual appearance of each. Global maps depict the geographic regions of visibility of each of the 22 to 23 solar eclipses.

Section 2 covers lunar eclipses explaning why they occur, the types of lunar eclipses, and the appearance of each. Detailed figures illustrate each of the 22 to 23 lunar eclipses including the Moon's path through Earth's shadows, and a map of the geographic visibility of every eclipse.

Section 3 lists the date and time of the Moon’s phases over the decade.

The five volume Eclipse Almanac series covers the decades from 2021 to 2070.

For more information visit Eclipse Almanac.