Solar eclipses are indeed awe-inspiring spectacles if you can watch from the ideal location—in the path of a total event. Being in the right place at the right time, however, may be difficult. Here is the long-awaited handbook for both serious and amateur eclipse viewers.
Wolfgang Held, director of the Kepler Observatory, provides intricately detailed information on the best places to see the many solar and lunar eclipses that will be visible during the next twelve years, from 2005 until 2017. Easy-to-follow, high-quality maps are included, which are especially useful when the ideal spot for viewing is in a remote area.
Wolfgang Held also offers interesting and practical answers to question about the relationships between human beings and the Sun and Moon, thus opening up the reflective dimension of these phenomena. He provides comprehensive background information for each eclipse and hundreds of useful tips on how to make the most of these brief, awe-inspiring phenomena.
Eclipses 2005 – 2017 is bundled with safety glasses to protect the eyes during solar eclipses.
Anyone interested in eclipses will want this practical handbook.