Great #Excel Technique: August 2017 Total Eclipse Info by David Hager


In case you have not heard, on August 21, 2017, a total eclipse shadow is going to stretch across the entire United States. And, the rest of the U.S. will experience a partial eclipse of vaying degree based on the specific location.

This workbook will direct you to information for a specified location at for the August 2017 total eclipse of the sun.

It is important to note that this workbook does not in any way purport to access or create any information about the eclipse directly. Rather, it uses a link to the web site following the guidelines of the disclaimer to open a web page with the specified eclipse information.

The creation of the list lookups used in this example were discussed in this recent article.

Please review that article to see how the control cells C3 and D3 work. When the state is selected in C3, the list in D3 is populated with the desired city. When both are selected, in cell D1 (named The DesiredLink) the array formula:


which looks up the eclipse link for that state and city.


When the CommandButton is clicked, the following procedure in the Control worksheet module is run.


Private Sub GetEclipseInfo_Click()

ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink Address:=Range(“TheDesiredLink”).Value

End Sub


This procedure uses the correct link to access the eclipse web site for the specified statye and city, which is opened in your browser. Hoper that you enjoy this, and the eclipse.

You can download the file here.



One thought on “Great #Excel Technique: August 2017 Total Eclipse Info by David Hager

  1. Pingback: #Excel Super Links #79 – shared by David Hager | Excel For You

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