The Great American Eclipse

Photo by Anders Jildén of a recent lunar eclipse

Photo by Anders Jildén of a recent lunar eclipse

On August 21st, 2017 the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. This eclipse is unique because it will only be visible in totality across the contiguous United States, an event that won't happen again until January 25th, 2316. That means that the sun will only appear completely covered if you're in the narrow path shown on this map.


We're curating a collection of the best eclipse photos to be featured as a collection on Unsplash. If you are planning to shoot the eclipse we would love to see your photos! It doesn't have to be a photo of the eclipse itself, landscape shots incorporating the eclipse, viewing parties, and even partial eclipse photos are all welcome. Here are some tips on what equipment and camera settings to use to get the best shot.

To contribute your shots to the collection, be sure to add "eclipse2017" to your photo's caption. We'll update this blog post with the collection when it's ready.

Happy viewing!


Browse the Solar Eclipse 2017 Collection here


Annie Spratt