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The 2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse is almost upon us.  And to help you prepare for it, the ALPO offers some great links here as your jumping-off spot as August 21, 2017 approaches.

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http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/eclipse/observeeclipses.htm
ALPO Eclipse Section guidance on preparing for a total solar eclipse.

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http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/solarblog/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Part-1-The-21-August-2017-Total-Solar-Eclipse.pdf
http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/solarblog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Part-2-The-21-August-2017-Total-Solar-Eclipse.pdf
Journal of the ALPO articles about the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

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https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/
A great site for general eclipse information for the August total solar eclipse and historical content regarding past eclipses.

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http://www.eclipsewise.com/eclipse.html
The best site for historical information concerning eclipses from 2000 B.C. through 3000 A.D.  Great for finding circumstances for any locale for the 2017 eclipse and any other eclipse.

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http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/birthday.htm
Another great place for general eclipse information and unique trivia items associated with the August total solar eclipse.  Includes great animations.

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Additional links from Mike D. Reynolds, Ph.D.

August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse 2-Page Handout

2017 Eclipse Planning Check-Off Matrix

Corona and Coronet The Eclipse

Eclipse Photography Handout


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