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Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - NASA

Use the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Flickr Gallery to share your eclipse experience through imagery, video and artwork!
Upload pictures and videos of your eclipse experiences, events, artistic impressions, community outreach activities, etc. to this Flickr group. Include your name, club or organization with a 1-2 sentence description!


Below are several easy-to-do ideas and activities for your consideration. Enjoy and share!

DANCING ALONG THE PATH
Dancing along the path

During the total solar eclipse capture a short video (less than 1 min) of yourself, or you with others, doing an original dance inspired by the eclipse. As a reminder, avoid any kind of copyrighted music or materials in the background that would prevent us from posting your video. Share your video with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseDance. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2qTrUCt

DECORATE ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES
Decorate eclipse glass

Solar eclipse viewing glasses in all designs, shapes and colors will be available at many locations for the eclipse on August 21, 2017. One way to enhance your eclipse viewing experience is to decorate your own eclipse viewing glasses. Your unique decorations will help you remember your most memorable moments. Make them colorful and unique by using paints, crayons, markers, glitter, colored pencils or a combination. The options are endless! Take and share pictures of your glasses with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #MyEclipseGlasses. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2r4rmbn

DIY TIME CAPSULES
DIY Time Capsules

You, too, can create your own time capsule to commemorate the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse from wherever you happen to be. As you prepare the contents for your time capsule, think about how your letters and photos will be read by future technology. Take photos of your Time Capsule and share them with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #TimeCapsules. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2qrHhib

ECLIPSE ART QUILT PROJECT
Eclipse Art Quilt Project

If you have an artistic nature, why not share your talent by participating in the August 21, 2017, Eclipse Art Quilt project? After viewing the partial or total solar eclipse, create your own piece of artwork. You have until September 15, 2017 to complete your work, take a picture and upload it to this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseArtQuilt. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2qoqTis

MAKER ACTIVITIES
Maker Activities

Eclipse 2017 is going to be a world of fun! Before, during and after the eclipse we invite you to reach down into your inner ‘MAKER’ to explore the eclipse though new and inventive DIY projects and challenges! Share your best photos and videos with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseMaker. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.



HOST ECLIPSE PARTY
Host Eclipse Party

We invite you to share the excitement of the eclipse by holding your own eclipse party! These parties are a fun way to share your experience with schools, community groups and the general public. Share your best image/sketch with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using # EclipseParty. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2rp5rik

YOUR ECLIPSE PICS
Your Eclipse pics

In 2017, over 500 million people will be able to observe the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, in partial or total form: 391 million in the U.S., 35 million in Canada, and 119 million in Mexico (plus Central America and parts of South America and northwestern Europe). This is a golden opportunity to observe one of nature’s most exciting splendors. Share your best image/sketch with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseDay. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2bA8Vpi

GEOTAGGING
geotagging

Feel like hiking? Take a look at the eclipse paths between 1508 and 2078 on the NASA eclipse website, visit one or more public locations within 40 kilometers of the indicated crossing points, and take a photograph or two. Share your photos with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseGeoTag. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. You can also upload your pic to GOOGLE using Panoramio.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2qkVVs1

LUNAR CHALLENGE
LUNAR CHALLENGE

While people in the path of totality will see a TOTAL solar eclipse, everyone in the North America will be treated to a PARTIAL eclipse! Why not celebrate the moment by making your own 2D/3D Printed Pinhole Projector in the shape of the USA and/or a US State? Then ask a friend to take a once in a lifetime picture of your shadow, the shadow of your selected state and a projected image of the partial eclipse marking your location! Share your best photo with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseSelfie. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2rUx9jI

2D/3D PRINTABLE PINHOLE PROJECTORS
2D/3D PRINTABLE PINHOLE PROJECTORS

Take part in this year’s Lunar Challenge.Your challenge is to observe the Moon – naked eye, with binoculars, and/or with a small to medium telescope; and identify the features you see. You can snap a picture with your cell phone through the eyepiece of a telescope, take a high-quality image with your coupled DSLR, or just sketch what you see – like astronomers have done for centuries. Identify and label important features on your image or sketch. Share your best image/sketch with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #LunarChallenge. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2qn492T

PREDICT THE CORONA – ART PROJECT
PREDICT THE CORONA – ART PROJECT

On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will experience a solar eclipse. Along a path 60 to 70 miles wide stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, observers will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Others across North America will see a partial eclipse. To prepare for the big event, NASA wants you to predict what the corona will look like! Create a drawing, add a brief description and share it with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #Eclipse2017Corona.

Link: go.nasa.gov/2rUAUps
National Aeronautics and Space Administration