Solar Eclipse Books
Author: Bill Kramer
Last update: Monday, 27-Mar-2017 13:36:57 EDT
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|1000 Canon of Solar Eclipses by Fred Espenak provides details about solar eclipses from 1501 to 2500. A must have for the eclipse chaser thinking about the future as well as linking with past eclipses. This book has maps and data for each of the 2,389 solar eclipses occurring over the ten century period centered on the present era. The eclipse predictions are based on the Jet Propulsion Lab's DE406 - a computer ephemeris used for calculating high precision coordinates of the Sun and Moon for thousands of years into the past and future.|
|Eclipse Nuts by Bill Kramer is a collection of cartoons related to eclipse chasing and astronomers that I created. The name was inspired by world famous eclipse expert Fred Espenak. He had seen some of my cartoons during an eclipse conference and along with Micheal Zeiler encouraged me to get them published. The result is a book full of over 100 eclipse related cartoons, some basic, some advanced. These cartoons have been used in lectures, as jokes shared amongst eclipse chasers, and many were featured at the Solar Eclipse Conference. Some of the cartoons are a bit technical while most can be understood by anyone interested in eclipses and astronomy. Printed on demand and shipped directly to you|
|See the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 by Michael Zeiler. Nature’s grandest spectacle is a total eclipse of the Sun and for the first time in several decades, a total solar eclipse is coming to the United States in 2017. “See the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017” is a richly illustrated book that gives prospective eclipse viewers all the information needed to safely view the eclipse. A special book feature is the two attached eclipse viewing glasses, certified to be completely safe for viewing the partial stages of an eclipse.|
|Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21 by Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson. Written by two of the leading experts on eclipses, the bulletin is a treasure trove of facts on every conceivable aspect of the eclipse. The exact details about the path of the Moon's shadow can be found in a series of tables containing geographic coordinates, times, altitudes, and physical dimensions. A set of high resolution maps plot the total eclipse path across the USA. They show hundreds of cities and towns in the path, the location of major roads and highways, and the duration of totality with distance from the central line.|
|Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21 by Fred Espenak detailed 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, lakes, parks, national forests, wilderness areas and mountain ranges.|
Highly recommended web sites to visit -
Astropixels - a complete index to Fred Espenak's publications.
Great American Eclipse - more than books. Site contains maps, hats, shirts, pins, and so on.