Press Releases

It's Showtime! April's Total Solar Eclipse Is Upon Us!

The much-anticipated April 8th total solar eclipse is finally here!

View of eclipse above an observatory

Celestial Objects to Observe

How Dark Does It Get During a Total Solar Eclipse?

Totality may not be quite as dark as nighttime, but the difference between 99% obscuration and 100% is still night and day.

Total solar eclipse 2019 in Chile

Celestial News & Events

Two Years to the 2024 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.

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.

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 News & Events

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.

Total Eclipse 2017

Celestial News & Events

Where to Watch the July 2, 2019 Total Solar Eclipse Online

Whether cloudy skies or airfare prevent you from seeing the total solar eclipse on July 2nd, you can still see totality via one of the multiple webcasts we compile here.

Umbra from the ISS

Space Missions

Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse From Orbit

While millions will watch the August 21 total solar eclipse from the ground, International Space Station crew will have an amazing view high from overhead.