Solar Eclipse

July 25, 2017, Vox



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Back in July I created a graphic for Vox that allowed the user to view an approximation of what the 2017 solar eclipse would look like from their zip code, which also included the start, peak, and end times of the eclipse. The graphic was based on data from the The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) and automatically attempts to prefill the most relevant zip code data for the user based on geoIP when the page loads.

If you're interested in reading more about how the graphic came together, check out the blog post I wrote about creating it.

While I was pleased with the graphic, I never expected it to gain quite the traction that it did. The Vox article that it was embedded in garnered 7.8 million views. If you add in the views from additional article pages on Vox Media's sister sites, it brings the total to 9.2 million.