people in a small boat pass in front of a large iceberg

Celestial News & Events

500 Days Until the Total Solar Eclipse Over Antarctica

Travel to the ends of the Earth to experience a special — but risky — total solar eclipse in Antarctica.

Annular eclipse path December 26, 2019

Celestial News & Events

100 Days Until Christmas “Ring of Fire” Eclipse

Here’s everything you need to know about the annular solar eclipse that will cross over much of Asia on December 26, 2019.

Diamond Ring

Celestial Objects to Observe

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.

Artist's impression of 2019 totality over Chile

Celestial News & Events

It's Less Than 100 Days Until the Next Total Solar Eclipse

Here’s everything you need to know about the first of South America's two total solar eclipses within 18 months.


People, Places, and Events

10 U.S. Dark-Sky Parks You Need To Visit

There’s a simple rule for anyone searching for a dark sky; go somewhere others are not. The spread of LED lighting in North America over the past decade or so has worsened light pollution and skyglow in many previously dark locations. However, the vastness of the U.S. means there are…

Omega Centauri from southwestern New Mexico


A Beginner's Guide to the Southern Hemisphere Sky

How and when to see Alpha Centauri, the Southern Cross, Omega Centauri, and many other celestial sights on a trip south of the equator.

Solar eclipse series

Celestial News & Events

What to Look For & When During a Total Solar Eclipse

Look for these astronomical and Earthbound phenomena during the total solar eclipse on August 21st.

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.


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.