Map of the 2026 total solar eclipse

Astronomy & Observing News

Plan Now for the 2026 Total Solar Eclipse in Europe

On August 12, 2026, a total solar eclipse will be visible across Greenland, Iceland, and Spain, with plenty of inspiring itineraries.

Baily's beads

Eclipses

To Catch Beads of Sunlight, Here's Where You Should Head for October 14th's Annular Eclipse

Some eclipse-chasers will choose to view a “broken ring” and a long display of Baily's beads on October 14, 2023.

Eclipse map

Eclipses

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: 25 Events, Festivals, and Places to Stay

Some ideas for those who still need a place to go on April 8, 2024, to see the total solar eclipse.

Night sky over Arches National Park

People, Places, and Events

Combine October’s “Ring of Fire” Eclipse with Stargazing 

Stargazers will be interested not only in the annular eclipse this October but also in the dark skies in parks along the eclipse path!

Total Solar Eclipse Madras, Oregon

Celestial News & Events

The "Great American" Solar Eclipse Is Just a Year Away

A long totality passing through Mexico, the U.S., and Canada beckons — and planning ahead will be crucial.

OSIRIS-REx touches down on near-Earth asteroid Bennu in an artist's illustration

Astronomy and Society

Are We Finally on the Cusp of Commercial Asteroid Mining?

Years after initial space-mining ventures went bust, startup AstroForge has announced two missions in 2023 to obtain rare minerals from a near-Earth asteroid.

Solar eclipse series

Celestial Objects to Observe

What to Look For & When During a Total Solar Eclipse

Look for these astronomical and Earthbound phenomena during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Celestial News & Events

Plan Now for the 2023 Solar Eclipse in Western Australia

Here's what to know if you want to see this hybrid (mostly total) solar eclipse next year.

Pittsburgh photographed from above

Astronomy and Society

Pittsburgh Goes Dark: Could This New Dark-Sky Ordinance Begin a Trend?

The city's parks, facilities, and streetlights will all get dark-sky-friendly lighting, but is it too early for amateur astronomers to get excited?

Temple of the Moon

Eclipses

Plan Ahead for the 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse — and a Visit to Dark Sky Parks

If today’s solar eclipse has you wondering when the next one will cross the continent, start planning now for a stellar trip around October 14, 2023.

Total solar eclipse 2019 in Chile

Celestial News & Events

T–3 Years Until the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

The countdown has begun to a special total solar eclipse that will cross Mexico, the U.S. and Canada on April 8, 2024.

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

Celestial Objects to Observe

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.

Headlands

Astronomy Travel

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

Observing

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.

Total solar eclipse seen from Apollo 11

solar eclipse 2017

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.

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.

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