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Eclipses

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.

Eclipses

Eclipse Photographer’s Checklist

For those preparing to photograph a total solar eclipse, Fred Espenak shares his eclipse photography checklist.

Diamond Ring

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.

Halpha sun with prominences

Celestial News & Events

How to Look at the Sun Safely

Our star is an amazing object to observe, whether by eye or with optical aid. These time-tested tips will let you see the solar disk worry-free.

Total solar eclipse 2019 in Chile

Eclipses

Two Years to the 2024 American Total Solar Eclipse!

It’s never too early to start getting excited — and begin planning — for an event as spectacular as a total solar eclipse.

Lunar eclipse composite Nov 19 2021

Celestial News & Events

Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2022

Although no total or annular solar eclipses occur this year, skywatchers can look forward to two total lunar eclipses — the first ones observable across North America in more than 3 years.

a solar eclipse above a cloud bank with a dark blue sky turning orange towards the horizon

Eclipses

Total Solar Eclipse: Reports from Antarctica

Sky & Telescope and friends report on the total solar eclipse that occurred over Antarctica earlier this week.

Lunar craters for timing

Astronomy and Stargazing Projects

Useful Projects for a Lunar Eclipse

Here's all you need to know to help us measure the size of Earth's shadow during the total lunar eclipses in 2022.

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.

Annular eclipse

Celestial News & Events

A Sunrise Annular Solar Eclipse

Even if you're not in the path of annularity during the June 10th solar eclipse, get ready for a sunrise spectacle.

Eclipses

Dawn Delight: Catch the Total Lunar Eclipse on May 26, 2021

On May 26th the Moon will be in total eclipse for the first time in nearly two and a half years. While timing favors western North America, a partial eclipse will be visible across much of the U.S. and Canada at dawn.

Total lunar eclipse path on May 26, 2021

Celestial News & Events

Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2021

Four eclipses occur in 2021, with annular and total solar eclipses alternating between total and not-quite-total lunar eclipses.

Totality on August 21, 2017

Eclipses

Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2020

Six eclipses occur in 2020, with one total and one annular solar eclipse in the mix. But the four lunar eclipses will be disappointing brushes through the fringe of Earth's shadow.

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.

Celestial News & Events

Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2019

There'll be something for everybody in 2019, with total, annular, and partial solar eclipses — and total and partial lunar eclipses to look forward to.

Smartphone-telescope bracket

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Use Your Smartphone to Shoot a Solar Eclipse

Read this advice from expert eclipse-chasers before you use your smartphone to photograph a solar eclipse.

March 2016 total solar eclipse

Eclipses

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

DIY: Astronomy Projects & Guidance

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!

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 August 21st.

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.

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