2017, USA

© 2018 Images by Jay Pasachoff and the Williams College Solar Eclipse Expedition; computer image processing by Vojtech Rusin and Roman Vanur. Those on the expedition included Williams College undergraduates Erin Meadors, Cielo Perez, Christian Lockwood, Connor Marti, Ross Yu, Brendan Rosseau, Charles Ide, and Declan Daly; and Williams College alumni Allen Davis, Muzhou Lu, Marcus Freeman, Amy Steele, and Duane Lee. The images in this composite were taken with a Nikon D810 and an 800 mm Nikkor lens. The expedition was sponsored in large part by the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society and the U.S. National Science Foundation; with additional support from NASA’s Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium, the Clare Booth Luce Foundation, and the Freeman Foote and Brandi Funds at Williams College.

Williams College Press Release on the the “Successful” Great American Eclipse

NOVA American Eclipse Show

The Williams College Eclipse Expedition was in Salem, Oregon, for the total solar eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017. The following are a selection of composites and raw images from the eclipse team.


Images and Composites by David Sliski:

Spectra Taken at the Great American Eclipse by Aris Voulgaris:

Spaceweather.com (from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory’s Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager) White-Light Images Taken on August 21st and 22nd of 2017:

Rob Lucas Images:

Photo by Alex Fedotowsky at Weiser, Idaho:

Image taken with a Canon SX530 with a built-in 50x telephoto

More Eclipse Images

Wide-Field Image Taken at Salem, Oregon, with an iPhone by Deborah Popper

More Eclipse Images taken by Other Expedition Participants

Students and Alumni present at The Great American Eclipse in Salem, Oregon:

From left to right – Back: Cielo Perez ’19, Charles Ide ’20, Marcus Freeman ’10, Duane Lee ’01, Muzhou Lu ’13, Allen Davis ’14, Dan Seaton ’01, Declan Daly ’20, Brendan Rosseau ‘ 19

From left to right – Front: Erin Meadors ’20, Ross Yu ’19, Amy Steele ’08, Connor Marti ’20, Christian Lockwood ’20

(Not shown, at our alternative site in Salem, Tim Nagle-mcNaughton ‘ 18 and Suranjit Tilakawardane ’07)

Research Poster from the December 2017 meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Zoltan Levay, Space Telescope Science Institute Picture Gallery

Kyle Adler’s Picture Gallery

Review of ArtCenter Show in Pasadena, California

Various Websites to Prepare You For the Eclipse!

The Total Solar Eclipse Explained

Solar Eclipse Books Reviewed

Mapping the Great American Eclipse

How to Get Kids Excited About the Great American Eclipse

The First Solar Eclipse in 99 Years is Coming. To Some, It’s an Act of God

Total Solar Eclipses in the USA

Will the 2017 Eclipse Prove the Sun is Bigger Than We Think?

Pasachoff, Penn, Des Jardins, Baer:

NPR All Things Considered

Espenak, Liebenberg, Schneider, Pasachoff

NPR Morning Edition


NPR All Things Considered

Total Eclipse of the Sun Video (BBC)

The Sky Event of the DecadeVideo Available

The Banana Sun!

Interview with JMP


New York Times articles
Nicholas St. Fleur’s New York Times description of JMP and other observers pre-eclipse
Henry Fountain’s New York Times article post-eclipse
post-eclipse general article with our movie
Dennis Overbye’s pre-eclipse discussion of total eclipses and history with JMP