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Comparison of observed and simulated solar corona

Solar System

Scientists Successfully Predicted the Shape of the Solar Corona

Scientists predicted the shape of the solar corona as it would be seen during the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse. Observations confirmed that they got the broad strokes right.

People, Places, and Events

A Picture-Perfect Solar Eclipse Experiment

AAS Chambliss Award winner Donald Bruns explains how he confirmed Einstein's predictions during the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse 2017

People, Places, and Events

Eye Damage Reported from August's Eclipse

For a young woman who stared too long on August 21st, the partially eclipsed Sun left a lasting impression — on her retinas.

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar System

Millions of Americans Viewed August Solar Eclipse

The 2017 solar eclipse could easily be the most watched event in US history. Can we learn something from it?

Astronomy and Society

Eclipse Aftermath Brings Lawsuit Against Amazon

Counterfeit eclipse glasses created great confusion in the days prior to the solar eclipse. Luckily few cases of eye damage have been reported.

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.

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!

Stargazing Basics

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!

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.

Celestial Objects to Observe

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…

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Eclipse Photography: Framing the Eclipse

Here are several ideas for photographers to use when shooting the August 21st 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...

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