Get ready with the new third edition of the ECLIPSE book, updated for the August 21st total solar eclipse

At least 10 million Americans will have the opportunity of a lifetime this coming summer, when the moon’s shadow sweeps a 70-mile wide swath from Oregon to South Carolina. Viewers in the path will have about two minutes to take in the stunning beauty of the solar corona. This delicate halo around the sun — visible only during a total solar eclipse — is a truly awesome sight. And it’s all set to happen Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

Leading up to this rare event, author Bryan Brewer is releasing the third edition of his popular science book, ECLIPSE, now available for purchase at

“If you are fortunate enough to be in the path — and have clear skies — you will be rewarded with an unforgettable experience,” Brewer says. “It’s worth doing the research and planning to get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”


“Bryan Brewer’s book is an indispensable guide, nicely covering all the important aspects of solar eclipses. It is a masterful mixture of technical details, eclipses as they’ve been observed through history, eclipse lore found in the literature and mythology of many cultures, and, most importantly for many, how one should enjoy the upcoming great American total solar eclipse of 21 August 2017.”

Woody Sullivan
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Author of Cosmic Noise: A History of Early Radio Astronomy

ECLIPSE is a wonderfully entertaining introduction to Nature’s greatest spectacle, rich in historical details and anecdotes while presenting satisfying explanations of how eclipses occur and why they’ve been of such great importance to science. Everyone reading this delightful work will surely find themselves craving to see the great American total solar eclipse of 2017 with their own eyes.”

Fred Espenak
Bifrost Astronomical Observatory
Author of Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21

About the Author

Bryan Brewer published the first edition of the ECLIPSE book in 1978, because, as he says, “I couldn’t find a good book on the subject so I wrote one!” He saw his first total solar eclipse on February 26, 1979, and has been hooked ever since.

Bryan released the second edition of his eclipse book for the July 11, 1991 eclipse in Hawaii, where he served as eclipse expert for the Bishop Museum and the Mauna Lani Resort. He later led tour groups to view total solar eclipses in Brazil (1994), the Caribbean (1998), and Germany (1999).

Since 1999, Bryan has served as a consultant, educator, and advisor to hundreds of early stage companies, helping them raise more than $100 million in funding from investors and other sources. Bryan continues to enjoy his passions for science, mathematics, geography, history, and psychology, which give him the background to write engagingly about all aspects of eclipses.

View the downloadable Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide Infographic.

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