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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.

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!

Celestial Objects to Observe

A Compact, Lightweight Solar Projection Viewer

Learn how to make a travel-friendly solar projection viewer for your telescope for the next total solar eclipse!

Resources and Education

10 Things You Might Forget You Need on Eclipse Day

So you think you’re prepared for your eclipse viewing experience. But may I submit, dear reader, that you might have forgotten to pack a few things...

Celestial News & Events

Total Solar Eclipse: All-Sky Maps

Wondering what you'll see during the total solar eclipse on August 21st? Use our all-sky maps to figure it out!

Celestial News & Events

AAS's Advice for Safe Solar-Eclipse Viewing

Due to alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers as eclipse day approaches, the American Astronomical Society has revised its safety advice.

Astronomy Questions & Answers

Sky & Telescope Answers Your Eclipse Questions

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 the answers!

Eclipses

Low-Tech Eclipse Viewing

What to do if you're caught without optics on eclipse day. Low-tech eclipse viewing options from pinhole to binocular projection.

Celestial News & Events

How to Read the Weather the Day Before the Eclipse

Weather will play a crucial role on eclipse day. Meteorologist and eclipsophile Jay Anderson shares his tips for predicting the unpredictable: eclipse weather.

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Eclipse Events Roundup

Sky & Telescope brings you total eclipse events happening across the country on August 21st, courtesy of our astronomy events page.

Celestial News & Events

What Kind of Solar Eclipse Will You See?

From the makers of SkySafari comes an eclipse widget that lets you see the circumstances of the August 21st solar eclipse for any location.

Total solar eclipse seen from Apollo 11

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Buzz Aldrin, Moonwalker and Eclipsophile, Saw Totality Twice from Space

Buzz Aldrin experienced totality twice in space — once on Gemini XII, then on Apollo 11. Next up: Idaho.

Pro-Am Collaboration

The Eclipse Megamovie Project

Join a citizen-science campaign on August 21st to record 90 minutes of the Sun's changing corona. You'll need your smartphone and the Megamovie Mobile app.

Wyoming

Astronomy & Observing News

Still Making Eclipse Travel Plans? Camping Might be the Answer

Think the total solar eclipse is "sold out"? Think again — and grab your camping gear. Private campsites and RV parks within the long path of totality are still available for those willing to travel.

solar eclipse 2024

Solar Finders: Safely Target the Sun with Your Telescope

Solar finders help you point out the obvious (the Sun) without damaging your eyes or equipment. Here are some easy homemade solutions for you to try.

Diamond Ring

People, Places, and Events

Top 10 Places to View the Total Solar Eclipse

The celestial event of this young century — the great American total solar eclipse of 2017 — is now just weeks away. The biggest remaining question is, where will you be when the Moon’s shadow arrives?

Solar Spectroscope

Astronomy & Observing News

How to Build on the Solar Eclipse Experience

Eclipse-related outreach activities will abound this August, but how do we best capitalize on this rare celestial event after it happens? Astronomers Without Borders has developed a Sun-focused curriculum and is looking for volunteers to help teachers implement it.

Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

Experiencing the Total Solar Eclipse

Take it from a seasoned professional — the best way to experience a total eclipse, especially your first, is by eye. Put the camera down!