August 21, 2017

North Carolina

KidsEclipse: TEACH the Astronomy

An explanation of a Total Solar Eclipse in a class plan
Welcome to the teaching area of our site. This section of our website is designed for the Kindergarten to Sixth grade student. Here you will learn what an eclipse is and why it happens.

We start with a lesson plan outline produced by an an elementary school teacher to guide children, with the help of their teacher or parent, through this spectacular and mystical celestial event.

Once you have your lesson plan, begin your journey through our learning section with...

How do the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon Move?

The Great American Eclipse: August 21, 2017 in Western North Carolina

Andrews and Brasstown, NC

Kidseclipse and InTheShadowOfTheEclipse will be in Western North Carolina on the Path of Totality.

Path of Totality across the US

The Great American Eclipse from Depoe Bay, Oregon to Fort Sumter, South Carolina, in a band 65-miles-wide coast-to-coast

Total Solar Eclipse in the Smokeys

Detailed Total Solar Eclipse times and duration by location in Western North Carolina on the band of totality.

The KidsEclipse Team was started in 1997 for the Total Solar Eclipse in Aruba.

Mark D Phillips

Photographer | Marketer | Entrepreneur

Mark D Phillips has been a photographer his entire adult life working for newspapers, wire services and his own Internet firm. Astronomy is one of his passions as well as Total Solar Eclipses.

Salon El-Khouri

Downtown Andrews, NC

Total Solar Eclipse maximum and times at Salon El-Khouri in downtown Andrews, North Carolina

Brasstown, North Carolina

Brasstown, NC

The Total Solar Eclipse on the former farm of John Dillard Phillips, my Grandfather

Cool Eclipse Facts

The moon’s shadow will race across the US, from Oregon to South Carolina, and thanks to elevation data of the moon from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and detailed NASA topography data of Earth, we have the most accurate maps of the path of totality ever."


NASA Goddard
There will be a total eclipse of the Sun in the USA on Monday, 21 August 2017. This documentary explains how to view it very simply, in complete safety and without specialised equipment. We love the idea of watching the partial eclipse with a cheese grater!"

Funky Website

Fun Video
You can’t help but get excited when you fly and see a solar eclipse. Alaska Airlines adjusted Flight #870 from Anchorage to Honolulu on March 8, 2016 so passengers could catch the solar eclipse at 35,000 feet."  Video: Mike Kentrianakis, American Astronomical Society

Alaska Airlines

Solar Eclipse Flight #870
Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day presents Dr Gordon M. Telepun, an eclipse fanatic who has produced an amazing app to help you plan out your eclipse experience. Well worth watching!


August 21 total solar eclipse science briefing with a preview of science observations, live from the Newseum in Washington. Live video streams will be available on this page.


Live video streams
“I-25 northbound is likely to be a parking lot,” warns astronomer Dr. Douglas Duncan, 66, director of the Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado, who’s been chasing total eclipses since 1970.

The Denver Experience

FOX Carolina 21 is predicting HUGE influx of visitors into South Carolina. Will the entire east coast travel to South Carolina?

SC emergency officials

issue warnings for residents, visitors ahead of total eclipse

Carhenge Eclipse

Tavon Boaman, from Ft. Collins, CO, worships the sun during the beginning phases of the solar eclipse at Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska. ©Chuck Bigger 2017