Why It Works
Here is a great example of the notion that sometimes “the map is the interface.” Within the Solar Eclipse Finder map, details emerge as you explore each location and each solar eclipse path. Rather than plot the paths as solid blocks, the map author uses gradient effects and line tapering. The map works because it gives an accurate portrayal of events and provides an evocative experience. Going beyond standard techniques, the map’s gradient effects capture the graceful and sweeping nature of an eclipse.