On Monday, August 21 of this year, a total solar eclipse will be visible in totality across 14 states — spanning the entire United States. It’s a remarkable astronomical event that has not occurred across the contiguous United States since 1918. The band of totality will pass over parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina — so millions of people will be able to view this stunning celestial phenomenon.
A total solar eclipse is when the Moon’s diameter appears to be larger than the Sun’s as it passes between the Earth and our star. This type of eclipse blocks all direct sunlight and casts darkness over the land during the day! It’s truly a unique and incredible spectacle to bear witness to. The total solar eclipse will occur in a narrow band across the United States, but a partial eclipse will be visible in a much wider band on either side of the totality line. Total solar eclipses are rare events, so having the ability to spectate one is truly an opportunity worth seizing.
Festivals and events celebrating the total solar eclipse will be happening across the country, so if you plan on viewing the eclipse from within or outside the totality band you oughta show up in style. We’ve tracked down the best Tshirt designs out there having to do with this rare and powerful event so you can celebrate the eclipse while wearing some cool threads and also be left with something to remember the experience by.
1. Total Solarity Eclipse T-Shirt
Total Solarity has designed some very cool shirts for the upcoming eclipse. If you’re looking for a unique, standout shirt to wear for the eclipse you should really check out some of their recent designs. Their shirts are creative and artistic, yet not too in your face. This design is available in five different colors (Black, brown, grey, white and dark heather) and has men’s, women’s and youth sizes available. The solid colors are 100% cotton and the grey heather color is 65% cotton and 35% polyester. Total Solarity recommends you machine wash this shirt cold, and dry it on low heat. It’s described as having a lightweight, classic fit. This is a shirt you’re likely going to want to keep in your wardrobe long after August 21st.
Price: $17.99 & Free Returns
2. Total Solarity Eclipse 2017 T-Shirt
Here’s another rad design by Total Solarity picturing the Sun and Moon nestled together within a colorful mosaic-like pattern. The colors of the design are pretty striking against all 5 of the available shirt colors (black, brown, navy, heather blue and dark heather). This shirt has the same specs as the previous shirt by Total Solarity listed — the solid colors are 100% cotton and the heather colors are 65% cotton and 35% polyester. There’s also men’s, women’s and youth sizes available for this design. Customer reviews insist this one runs true to size so you can buy in confidence. It’s a lightweight shirt that’s ideal for warm or hot weather. Total Solarity employs a double-needle sleeve and bottom hem with their shirts– pretty standard. Don’t forget there’s free returns through this seller (and for most of the shirts listed here) so if you for some reason don’t like the fit or design of the shirt you’re able to send it back.
Price: $19.99 & Free Returns
3. Total Solar Eclipse 2017, Sun and Moon Ancient Design
Here’s another tasteful design for August 21st’s big event. I really like how the various phases of the eclipse are pictured dangling above the sun and crescent moon on this one. This design is available in five colors (royal blue, navy, purple, heather blue and dark heather) and in men’s, women’s and youth sizes. This shirt runs true to size, so no need to buy big or small. The solid colors are 100% cotton and the heather colors are 65% cotton and 35% polyester. I find that the unique design stands out nicely on all five base colors. This one is a crowd pleaser for sure.
Price: $16.95 – $19.90 & Free Returns
4. Cat Is Watching Total Solar Eclipse 2017 T-shirt (All States in the path of Totality Available)
Here’s one for all you cat lovers out there. Amazon has all 14 states within the totality path available so you can purchase one to represent your state or where you will be viewing the eclipse from. This T comes in five different base colors (black, brown, asphalt, navy and dark heather) in both men’s and women’s sizes. The sizes should run true for both the men’s and women’s cuts. This lighter weight shirt is to be machine washed cold and dried on low heat. If you’re into the whole cat-related solar eclipse design, then you’ll want to check out this design as well.
Price: $17.99 & Free Returns
5. Vishtea Total Solar Eclipse Tshirt 2017
Here’s a neat design picturing the moment of totality with the sun behind the moon emanating energy in colorful, sweeping and looping bands. This shirt illustrates how the sun will give us a rare look at its outer atmosphere while shielded by the moon. The design pictures features of the sun’s magnetic field and solar output in a really groovy manner…cool stuff! There’s some great color options available for this one and it comes in men’s, women’s and youth sizes. The colors include Kelly green, royal blue, navy, black and dark heather. All the colors are 100% cotton except dark heather (35% polyester). Reviews claim this shirt runs a bit small and shrinks significantly when washed so buy a size or two big with this one.
Price: $14.95 & Free Returns
6. Total Solarity Eclipse 2017 T-Shirt
Here’s another righteous design by Total Solarity. The artwork on this shirt appears to be quite simple at a glance, but there’s some pretty thoughtful and complex uses of geometry and color in this design. This shirt comes in black, baby blue and white — every base color really giving the design a different vibe. All colors are 100% cotton. There’s men’s, women’s and kids sizes available for this shirt and free returns if you find it’s not what you expected. Like the other shirts listed by Total Solarity, this is a lightweight shirt great for summer weather. I find the “complex-simplicity” of this design to be very styling and because this shirt has no date referring to August 21st’s eclipse, you’re going to want to wear it long after this month’s celestial event.
Price: $16.99 & Free Returns
7. I’m Ready for Total Solar Eclipse 2017 T Shirt
Here’s a bit of a ridiculous Tshirt that is bound to be a fan favorite. This design by Fezala could no doubt be a fun one to own and wear into the future. There’s only one color available (black), and it’s only offered in men’s cut — but there’s plenty of sizes available so finding a good fit for women or children shouldn’t be too difficult. This shirt is 100% cotton and is best machine washed cold. Check out this equally absurd design if you want to get a laugh out of your eclipse shirt this August.
Price: $19.99 & Free Returns
8. The All American Total Solar Eclipse T-Shirt
Here’s a neat shirt picturing a US map of the line of 100% totality as well as the degree of totality on either side of the band. This is a great image to remember the celestial event by and just a cool Tshirt in general. If you don’t expect to remember August 21st and plan on partying through the eclipse and “blacking out” along with the sun- then maybe this shirt is the one for you. There’s men’s, women’s and kid’s sizes available, and free shipping on orders over $25 — so grab one for the whole family and save a few bucks. The three available base colors are black, navy and asphalt — all colors are 100% cotton and best machine washed cold. Most buyers claim this shirt runs true to size, but a few reviews claim their shirt was a bit small on them. This informative and creative design would no doubt make a great gift for an eclipse nerd or enthusiast.
Price: $19.99 & Free Shipping on orders over $25
9. Guess Who? Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun T Shirt
Here’s one more comical design that you’re going to want to wear long after August 21st. These cartoon characters are available in five colors, all of them pretty striking. This design is available in asphalt, black, navy, cranberry and royal blue. I think the cranberry color is a really nice red that matches with the illustration great. This shirt is 100% cotton and has a pretty lightweight feel. There’s sizing for men, women and children available so this shirt is an option for anyone in the family. If you like the hilarity of this design but might want something just a bit less cartoony then you might enjoy this design by World Events T shirts that also has some great color options available. There’s free returns on this item as well, so fear not if for some reason you don’t like the fit you get on this one.
Price: $17.95 & Free Returns
10. Totality is Coming Solar Eclipse 2017 T Shirt
Totality is coming. This simple but powerful shirt by Eclipse Chasers is perfect for the astronomy buff in your life. There’s some great colors available with this one — black, navy, kelly green, red and royal blue. The fit of this shirt is a bit slim, so buy a size up if you prefer a looser tshirt. All colors are 100% cotton and are best machine washed cold. There’s a few slightly different variations of this tshirt available from Eclipse Chasers that you might prefer to this one (picturing the moment of totality with various outlines of the eclipsed sun). There are men’s, women’s and youth sizes available, and also free shipping on orders over $25 for this design. Totality is coming…brace yourself folks!
Price:$19.99 & Free Shipping on orders over $25