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The Total Solar Eclipse

of August 21st, 2017 is Rapidly Approaching

Odie the Scopedawg’s mission is simple – ensure that everyone is prepared for the eclipse.  To this end, Scopedawg Optics offers:

  • Information: Videos, maps, books, posts and online tools that inform, prepare and get you to the right place at the right time
  • Products: Fully compliant solar glasses and filters to safely view and photograph the eclipse; books, maps, photos, posters and much more
  • Community: An active blog and social media presence that encourage interaction and contribution to all things eclipse and related topics

Scopedawg Optics also offers support and discounted pricing for groups and organizations planning an eclipse “event”.

Time to Eclipse

Moon Status — May. 29, 2017
Waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent
A small part (less than 1/2) of the moon is lit up at this point. The part that is lit up is slowly getting bigger.

Moonrise: 9:47 amMoonset: 12:11 am
Lunar Cycles Remaining

Jolo Photos

A collection of photos from my first eight years in the wide world of imaging, divided into galleries of Astrophotos, Nightscapes, Astro Flag, HDR Images and Birdies.

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Eclipse News

Follow along as the dawgs explore all things eclipse:

  •   The moon's shadow will take approximately 90 minutes to travel Read More May 22, 2017
  • As we inch toward the August 21st eclipse, the magnitude Read More May 8, 2017
  • How rare is a total solar eclipse?  That is not Read More April 30, 2017
  • In our last post we took a look at methods Read More April 24, 2017

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