Solar eclipses 2023 and 2024

Event

Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop, April 8-9, 2022, Virtually Anywhere

Help us get ready for the 2023 and 2024 North American solar eclipses! If you’re a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent, you'll want to join us at a virtual planning workshop to be held on April 8–9, 2022.

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Eclipses

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.

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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.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Eclipse Photography: Framing the Eclipse

Here are several ideas photographers can use when shooting their next total solar eclipse.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Eclipse Photographer’s Checklist

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

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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.

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People, Places, and Events

Join Us in Planning for the Next "Great American Eclipse"

Are you a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent? An upcoming virtual workshop geared toward planning for the 2023 and 2024 events could be just the thing for you.

Stargazing Basics

Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids and Families

Enrich the eclipse experience — especially the long, partial phases — with solar eclipse activities for the young and young at heart.

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!

Celestial Objects to Observe

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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Solar Finders: Safely Target the Sun with Your Telescope

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.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

A Solar Eclipse Experiment for a Sunny Day

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

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The Hows & Whys of Solar Eclipses

Take a few minutes to become an eclipse expert for family and friends.

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Celestial Objects to Observe

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn how to photograph a solar eclipse: capturing a solar eclipse on film, plus learn how to do wide-angle sequencing.

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