new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

Group Description

Share your images and videos with NASA!

On Monday, August 21, 2017, every American state will have a view of a partial solar eclipse. Some from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will be in the path to observe a total solar eclipse. This is the first time a total solar eclipse will cross the United States, coast-to-coast since 1918. Share your photos and videos of this spectacular event with NASA and each other!

WARNING: Never look or point your camera directly at the sun except during totality when the sun’s disk is completely shadowed by the moon.

---

NASA encourages you to upload pictures and videos of your eclipse events, artistic impressions, community outreach activities, etc. to this Flickr group or Instagram. Make sure you include your name or your club or organization's name and a description of the image/video.

Below are several ideas and activites for your consideration.

DANCING ALONG THE PATH
During the total solar eclipse capture a short video (less than 1 min) of yourself, or you with others, doing an original dance inspired by the eclipse. As a reminder, avoid any kind of copyrighted music or materials in the background that would prevent us from posting your video. Share your video with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseDance. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. To learn more about, visit go.nasa.gov/2qTrUCt.

DECORATE ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES
Solar eclipse viewing glasses in all designs, shapes and colors will be available at many locations for the eclipse on August 21, 2017. One way to enhance your eclipse viewing experience is to decorate your own eclipse viewing glasses. Your unique decorations will help you remember your most memorable moments. Make them colorful and unique by using paints, crayons, markers, glitter, colored pencils or a combination. The options are endless! Take and share pictures of your glasses with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #MyEclipseGlasses. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. To learn more about this project, visit go.nasa.gov/2r4rmbn.

SAFETY TIP: Never modify, scratch or draw on the solar filter portion of the glasses. Always inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it. For additional safety tips and information, visit eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

ECLIPSE ART QUILT PROJECT
If you have an artistic nature, why not share your talent by participating in the August 21, 2017, Eclipse Art Quilt project? After viewing the partial or total solar eclipse, create your own piece of artwork. You have until September 15, 2017 to complete your work, take a picture and upload it to this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseArtQuilt. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. To learn more about the Eclipse Art Quilt project, visit go.nasa.gov/2qoqTis.

MAKER ACTIVITIES
Eclipse 2017 is going to be a world of fun! Before, during and after the eclipse we invite you to reach down into your inner ‘MAKER’ to explore the eclipse though new and inventive DIY projects and challenges! Share your best photos and videos with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseMaker. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image.

HOST ECLIPSE PARTY
We invite you to share the excitement of the eclipse by holding your own eclipse party! These parties are a fun way to share your experience with schools, community groups and the general public. Share your best image/sketch with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using # EclipseParty. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. To learn more about hosting an eclipse party, visit go.nasa.gov/2rp5rik.

YOUR ECLIPSE PICS
In 2017, over 500 million people will be able to observe the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, in partial or total form: 391 million in the U.S., 35 million in Canada, and 119 million in Mexico (plus Central America and parts of South America and northwestern Europe). This is a golden opportunity to observe one of nature’s most exciting splendors. Share your best image/sketch with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseDay. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. To learn more about eclipses and viewing times, visit go.nasa.gov/2rUx9jI

ECLIPSE SHADOW SELFIES
While people in the path of totality will see a TOTAL solar eclipse, everyone in the North America will be treated to a PARTIAL eclipse! Why not celebrate the moment by making your own 3D Printed Pinhole Projector in the shape of the USA and/or a US State? Then ask a friend to take a once in a lifetime picture of your shadow, the shadow of your selected state and a projected image of the partial eclipse marking your location! Don’t forget to share your best images with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and/or on this Solar Eclipse Flickr Group. Use #EclipseSelfie. Leave a 1-2 sentence description of your image/idea. To download your state pinhole projector, visit go.nasa.gov/2rUx9jI

GEOTAGGING
Feel like hiking? Take a look at the eclipse paths between 1508 and 2078 on the NASA eclipse website, visit one or more public locations within 40 kilometers of the indicated crossing points, and take a photograph or two. Share your photos with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseGeoTag. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. You can also upload your pic to GOOGLE using Panoramio. See go.nasa.gov/2qkVVs1 for more details.

LUNAR CHALLENGE
Take part in this year’s Lunar Challenge.Your challenge is to observe the Moon – naked eye, with binoculars, and/or with a small to medium telescope; and identify the features you see. You can snap a picture with your cell phone through the eyepiece of a telescope, take a high-quality image with your coupled DSLR, or just sketch what you see – like astronomers have done for centuries. Identify and label important features on your image or sketch. Share your best image/sketch with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #LunarChallenge. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. To learn more about this challenge, visit go.nasa.gov/2qn492T.

2D/3D PRINTABLE PINHOLE PROJECTORS
While people in the path of totality will see a TOTAL solar eclipse, everyone in the North America will be treated to a PARTIAL eclipse! Why not celebrate the moment by making your own 2D/3D Printed Pinhole Projector in the shape of the USA and/or a US State? Then ask a friend to take a once in a lifetime picture of your shadow, the shadow of your selected state and a projected image of the partial eclipse marking your location! Share your best photo with us in this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseSelfie. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image. To select and download your 2D/3D printable files, visit go.nasa.gov/2rUx9jI

PREDICT THE CORONA – ART PROJECT
On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will experience a solar eclipse. Along a path 60 to 70 miles wide stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, observers will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Others across North America will see a partial eclipse. To prepare for the big event, NASA wants you to predict what the corona will look like! Create a drawing, add a brief description and share it with us via the NASA Solar Eclipse Flickr page (www.flickr.com/groups/nasa-eclipse2017/) or via Instagram using #Eclipse2017Corona. To learn more about this art project, visit go.nasa.gov/2rUAUps .

Additional Info

  • Members can post 10 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
Groups Beta