The Great American
Eclipse of 2017

An infographic for The New York Times Magazine

Known as The Great American Eclipse, 2017’s solar eclipse was one of the most attended events of the year in the United States as the sun’s path crossed the entire country. The task here was to represent how rare this event is: the moon aligning perfectly over the sun's disc, blocking its direct rays, happens once every 18 years, 11 days and 8 hours. This solar eclipse is represented in the Saros Cycles image on page five where we also see that the next eclipse will cross North Korea and Japan in 2035.

In collaboration with Studio Joost Grootens
Image courtesy Ben Grandgenett