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Eclipses

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.

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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!

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.

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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.

Astronomy Blogs

Solar Finders: Safely Target the Sun

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.

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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.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

A Solar Eclipse Activity for a Sunny Day

Learn about solar eclipses in this DIY solar eclipse activity. All you need is a tape measure, a long stick, a small sphere, and a sunny day.

Celestial News & Events

Eclipse 2017: T–2 Months and Counting

With two months to go until the total solar eclipse on August 21, it's time to get planning — if you haven't already!

New Product Showcase

Galileoscope Solar Package

50-mm refractor and solar filter kits

Eclipses & Occultations

2017 Eclipse Resources

With all the interest in August’s sky spectacular, it’s no surprise that you can find lots of great information about solar eclipses. Here are some favorite resources chosen by the editors of Sky & Telescope magazine: Books About Eclipses In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery…

Path of February 2017 annular eclipse

Celestial News & Events

February 26th's Annular Solar Eclipse in 2017

Die-hard eclipse chasers have journeyed to the Southern Hemisphere to catch a short but dramatically thin "ring" eclipse of the Sun this weekend.

Alson Wong's total eclipse photo

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Get Ready for America's Coast-to-Coast Total Solar Eclipse in 2017

Where will you be on August 21, 2017 - when a total solar eclipse will be seen from Oregon to South Carolina? Find out what you need to know now to start planning for the big event.

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.

Eclipses

How to Safely See a Partial Solar Eclipse

Looking at the Sun is harmful to your eyes at any time, partial solar eclipse or no. Fortunately, there are many easy ways to watch the show safely.

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