Eclipse Resources

Eclipse Teaching Resources:

Across the Curriculum



George Washington & the Solar Eclipse-


Novels- Eclipse

Annie Dillard’s Classic Essay: ‘Total Eclipse’:



From Terry George


The Great American Solar Eclipse- Partial Eclipse in WV


The Great American Solar Eclipse will be a total eclipse for some during its coast to coast path across the United States on Monday, August 21, 2017.   In West Virginia, about 90% of the sun will be covered- a greater percentage will be covered in the southern parts of the state, less in the northern parts.  The eclipse will begin in Huntington at about 1:01, but will not begin in the eastern panhandle until about 1:10 p.m.  Visit the Time and Date website and type the name of your town or a town near you to get more specific information about when the eclipse will occur in your area.  The site also includes an animation of what to expect and when to expect the various phases of the eclipse.   Additionally, WVU has compiled a list of resources on a website to assist educators in preparing for and teaching about eclipses, see The Great American Solar Eclipse.


IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE- The human eye is very sensitive, and exposure to direct sunlight can damage the eye.  Never are we more tempted to look directly at the sun than during a solar eclipse.  Students should be cautioned about looking directly at the sun; fortunately, there are several options for viewing a solar eclipse safely.   Visit the NASA How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely site for details.  Links to safety videos are also included on the WVU Great American Solar Eclipse web site as well