Readers’ Tips See the eclipse in your browser
I love using space exploration tools, so I was elated to stumble upon Eyes Eclipse 2017. This free browser tool lets you witness the August 2017 solar eclipse that was visible in most parts of the United States. You can choose which US state you want to see the eclipse from and watch it in real-time.
Go to www.snipca.com/25790, then click the Launch Interactive link at the bottom left. It can take a minute or two to load and you’ll be prompted to click Enter, then Got It when that’s done. You’ll now see what the eclipse looked like from space passing over the US.
Zoom in using your mouse wheel, then double-click any US city to watch a video showing what the eclipse looked like from there. Expand this window to witness the eclipse (in real-time) from that location. Use the controls at the bottom (see screenshot) to speed up/slow down or pause at a certain point. Watching this has made me want to witness a real solar eclipse in the future (here’s a list of forthcoming eclipses: www.snipca.com/25796).