How we encouraged people to freely license their solar eclipse photos for the future

Communications Community Foundation From the archives Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

The recent total solar eclipse captured the imagination of millions. We hoped to get people to share that wonder and joy through freely licensed imagery on Wikimedia Commons—and as it turns out, we only had to ask.

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Everything you need to know about photographing the solar eclipse and putting the results on Wikimedia Commons

Communications From the archives Wikimedia Commons

How should people document the eclipse to remember it for years to come? How might we think about creating a public photographic record of the eclipse so that people in future years can experience the eclipse? That's where Wikimedia Commons and long-time editor Juliancolton come in.

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