Observe Eclipses! 
Excerpts from book by Dr. Michael D. Reynolds and Richard A. Sweetsir

Presented here are excerpts from the book, "Observe Eclipses!" by Dr. Michael D. Reynolds and Richard A. Sweetsir.  The full paperback version of this book may be purchased through The Astronomical League, at the Starry Nights gift shop at Chabot (point-of-sale purchases only), or from Dr. Mike Reynolds, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619.  

Eclipse Observing and Vision Safety

Solar Eclipse Observing

The Partial Phases

Environmental Studies

Shadow Bands

The Lunar Shadow and Sky Darkness

The Diamond Ring and Baily's Beads

Second and Third Contacts, Flash Spectrum, Chromosphere, and Prominences

The Corona

The Sky at Totality

Lunar Eclipse Observing

The Penumbral Eclipse

The Partial Phases


Table of Solar Eclipses, 1900-2025

Table of Lunar Eclipses, 1900-2025