Some great tools for information about the solar eclipse

Over the next few weeks, the earth will be seeing a series of unique celestial events. Tomorrow many of us we will be able to see a a solar eclipse, June 4 will feature a lunar eclipse, and June 6 is the Transit of Venus. As you might expect, there are great Google Earth tools to help you make the most of all three events.
For the solar eclipse, the eclipse viewer from is a great way to see where the best locations for the viewing the eclipse are located.


You can use the dropdown box in the lower right corner of the site to view other simulations, both past and future. You can learn more about the features available on their site by reading this text file.
Another great resource for this eclipse is Xavier Jubier’s map.

In addition to this eclipse, he has an extensive collection of data from other eclipses from 1961 through 2039 available to view.
Tomorrow’s eclipse should be visible to many of our readers, weather permitting. Let us know if you’re able to see it!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. A couple of pictures taken during the 2012 annular from Lone Rock near Page on the shores of Lake Powell:

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