There are two impressive solar eclipses happening in 2023 and 2024, and the public will be looking to the broader science community, especially AGU scientists and educators, for reliable astronomy content and information. The following are helpful resources to support AGU members as they interact with the public, the media, local officials, and others about these amazing celestial events.
On Saturday, October 14, 2022, an annular solar eclipse will occur in a narrow path that includes the western and southwestern United States and parts of Mexico, Central and South America. The partial solar eclipse will be seen over most of North, Central, and South America.
On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur in a narrow path stretching from Mexico, up into southern, central, and northeastern United States, as well as touching parts of southeastern and eastern Canada. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Hawaii, far southeastern Alaska, almost all of Canada, the lower 48 United States, Central America, much of the Caribbean, far northern South America, Ireland, Greenland, and the western UK, Spain, and Portugal.
Find out where and when the eclipses will be visible in your area:
For information about the eclipses that can help you interact with the public, including details about eye safety, educational activities, eclipse animations, accessibility resources, royalty-free images to use in your presentations, and more, explore the resources and information on the American Astronomical Society eclipse website.
For a list of reputable solar/eclipse glasses and solar viewer manufacturers whose testing and safety results have been verified, please send the public and media to the list created by the American Astronomical Society: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.
Want to learn more about sharing science information and results with the public? Utilize the tools, workshops, and resources from AGU’s Sharing Science program. Sharing Science is an AGU science communication and outreach program that offers resources, webinars, workshops, hands-on support and opportunities to help scientists communicate more effectively with diverse audiences about Earth and space science and its importance and impact on society.