True awe, a sense of wonder and insignificance in the face of something enormous and grand, is rare in our lives. But when you experience it, it's powerful. Awe dissolves the ego. It makes us feel connected. Indeed, it promotes empathy and generosity.
—David Baron, You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse
Founded by Stephen Watkins and Jesse Tomlinson, The Eclipse Company emerged from a moment of awe. On August 21st, 2017, as a total solar eclipse enveloped our hometown of Greenville, SC, we were captivated by a celestial dance that defied description.
Astronauts often recount an overwhelming connection when gazing upon Earth from space—a profound realization known as the "overview effect." This transcendent perspective highlights the tapestry of our shared humanity, bound by unity, purpose, and the infinite expanse of our universe.
At The Eclipse Company, we believe in the transforming power of these moments. By enabling more people to witness events like total solar eclipses, we aim to inspire this orbital perspective right here on Earth.
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Understanding the true significance of solar eclipses often hinges on education. To many, their rarity and beauty may be evident, but the profound depth of the experience can remain elusive. Recognizing this, we've joined forces with The Planetary Society — the world's premier space enthusiast organization. Their expertise in demystifying the wonders of space and making it accessible to the general public aligns perfectly with our mission. Together, we aim to illuminate the grandeur of eclipses and the cosmos beyond.
In anticipation of two forthcoming eclipses, The Planetary Society has teamed up with The Eclipse Company to release a beautiful, user-friendly eclipse map.