Eclipse Field Guide and Atlas Set

Michael Zeiler and Michael E. Bakich
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This bundle includes the Field Guide to the 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses and the Atlas of Solar Eclipses 2020 to 2045Save 13% when you buy this set!

The Field Guide to the 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses is a comprehensive guide featuring beautiful and detailed maps by Michael Zeiler and extensive commentary by Michael Bakich, retired senior editor of Astronomy Magazine

Information includes:

  • Tables listing times that each eclipse begins, reaches maximum, and ends at every major city
  • Basics and timelines of solar eclipses, and the differences between annular and total solar eclipses
  • What an observer will see during the annular and total solar eclipses
  • How to choose the best locations for viewing both eclipses
  • How to safely view any solar eclipse
  • Ideas for locations to compose great eclipse photographs
  • Detailed maps that clearly display the durations of both the annular and total solar eclipses
  • Additional maps featuring eclipse contact times and sky altitudes
  • Which planets and bright stars may appear during the total solar eclipse

The Atlas of Solar Eclipses 2020 to 2045 covers 56 solar eclipses around the world from 2020 to 2045, with an emphasis on total solar eclipses in heavily populated areas.  Notable solar eclipses include the 2024 April 8 eclipse across North America, the 2027 August 2 eclipse over Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, the 2035 September 2 eclipse passing over Beijing, Pyongyang, and Tokyo, and the 2044 August 23 eclipse over Canada and Montana. 

Maps provide key information for selecting optimal locations, including:

  • The duration of the total or annular eclipse at each position
  • Sky altitude of the eclipsed Sun
  • Contact times of the eclipse

Accompanying text provides helpful information for eclipse travelers, such as:

  • Points of interest
  • Viewing advice
  • Photo opportunities
  • Visible planets and stars
  • Eclipse circumstances

This atlas is illustrated richly and formatted in an easy-to-understand style.  World maps showing all total and annular solar eclipses from 1901 to 2100 are also included.

Author: Michael Zeiler and Michael E. Bakich
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