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Eclipses

Plan for the Next Total Solar Eclipse

Totality is addictive — once you've seen one total solar eclipse, you're hankering for the next one. Some exciting destinations are getting ready for their dances with darkness.

People, Places, and Events

Best 2017 Eclipse Pictures from Our Readers

We've curated a selection of some of the best pictures our readers submitted to our online gallery of the August 21 solar eclipse.

Totality on August 21, 2017

Interviews & Excerpts

After Totality: Eclipse Reactions Video

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse cast its shadow across the US. Sky & Telescope was there, and we captured some of your eclipse reactions.

Eclipse Vs Solar

Celestial News & Events

Total Eclipse vs Solar Power

In addition to clogged roads and crowded hotels, the 2017 solar eclipse had another big effect on U.S. infrastructure: reduced solar power production.

Citizen Science: Projects & Collaboration

The Eclipse as Seen by Citizen Scientists

Some academic and citizen-science groups came up with neat initiatives for eclipse day. Let’s find out how they did.

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Experiencing Totality: S&T's Eclipse Stories

With our editors and writers scattered across the eclipse path today, here are our stories on the total solar eclipse.

Celestial News & Events

Eclipse Weather: Decision Time

With the eclipse just a few days away on Monday, now is the time to start taking stock of the weather forecast — and making decisions.

Astronomy & Observing News

Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse Online

Multiple organizations are live-streaming the total solar eclipse from groundbased telescopes, racing Volvos, and high-altitude balloons — take a look!

Family Fun with Sky Watching

Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids and Families

Enrich the eclipse experience — especially the long, partial phases — with solar eclipse activities for kids and families.

Cloudy Eclipse

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Eclipse Planning: Explore Weather Model Forecasts

If you're itching to know the weather on eclipse day, here's how you can explore weather model forecasts. Just remember, the eclipse is still almost a week away!

Solar System

How Will the Sun's Corona Look at Totality?

Updated 8/16 to include Predictive Science, Inc.'s predictions. The total solar eclipse is less than three weeks away, but researchers already have a good indication of how the Sun’s corona will look when it comes into view.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Will Monday's Total Eclipse Change Your Life?

Total eclipses have the power to touch us deeply and reverberate through our life in unexpected ways.

Astronomy Questions & Answers

Sky & Telescope Answers Your Eclipse Questions: Part II

A few weeks ago we took to Twitter and Facebook to find out what questions you wanted answered about the August 21st Total Solar Eclipse. Now we're back with Part II of the answers!

Celestial News & Events

2017's Solar Eclipse for the Rest of Us

Totality watchers get the best show, but a far greater number of people will be in partial eclipse territory. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Celestial Objects to Observe

Use Your Smartphone to Shoot a Solar Eclipse

If you can't resist taking pictures of the solar eclipse with your smartphone, read this first for tips to ensure quality pictures.

Great American Eclipse

Celestial News & Events

Solar Eclipse Apps You'll Need on Eclipse Day

Want to know when the eclipse begins and ends in your hometown, or what's the quickest way to the path of totality? Looking for an eclipse countdown timer? There are eclipse apps for that!

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Eclipses

Tips for Photographing a Total Solar Eclipse

A total eclipse of the Sun is a spectacular sight. With a little preparation and advance planning, you can capture your own souvenir portrait of this awe-inspiring sight.

March 2016 total solar eclipse

Celestial Objects to Observe

Images to Inspire: Solar Eclipse Pictures

We've gathered some of the best pictures of past solar eclipses, total and partial, from our online photo gallery to serve as inspiration for your eclipse photography

Eclipses

Eclipse Photographer’s Checklist

For those photographing the August 21st eclipse, Fred Espenak shares his eclipse photography checklist.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

A Compact, Lightweight Solar Projection Viewer

Learn how to make a travel-friendly solar projection viewer for your telescope — just in time for the eclipse! Each summer I have the privilege to run the Student Telescope Making Program at the Table Mountain Star Party (TMSP). Over the course of a few hours, students assemble telescopes and…

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