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28

Apr

How often do total solar eclipses occur and why?Predicting a solar eclipse requires an understanding of the motions of the sun and the moon as well as accurate calculations about the distance to the moon.

How often do total solar eclipses occur and why?
Predicting a solar eclipse requires an understanding of the motions of the sun and the moon as well as accurate calculations about the distance to the moon.

14

Apr

What to expect from the first lunar eclipse of 2014The moon will go through twelve phases of an eclipse across three and half hours, so have some coffee next to your telescope.

What to expect from the first lunar eclipse of 2014
The moon will go through twelve phases of an eclipse across three and half hours, so have some coffee next to your telescope.

14

Oct

Your fall 2013 night sky guide to eclipses, comets and moreAs autumn shifts into high gear in the Northern Hemisphere, here’s a closer look at upcoming celestial events.

Your fall 2013 night sky guide to eclipses, comets and more
As autumn shifts into high gear in the Northern Hemisphere, here’s a closer look at upcoming celestial events.

09

May

How to watch the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse
The online Slooh Space Camera will host a free webcast featuring live views of the eclipse today, beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

How to watch the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

The online Slooh Space Camera will host a free webcast featuring live views of the eclipse today, beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

28

Nov

Sorry, no link between full moon eclipse, madnessThe lunar cycles may influence the tides and mythical creatures, but they don’t have any effect on human beings.

Sorry, no link between full moon eclipse, madness
The lunar cycles may influence the tides and mythical creatures, but they don’t have any effect on human beings.

13

Nov

Total solar eclipse today is last until 2015Today’s total solar eclipse is the first since July 2010 and the last until March 2015.

Total solar eclipse today is last until 2015
Today’s total solar eclipse is the first since July 2010 and the last until March 2015.

12

Nov

How to photograph the total solar eclipsePhotographers looking to snap some pictures of the total solar eclipse will need solar filters, memory cards and lenses.

How to photograph the total solar eclipse
Photographers looking to snap some pictures of the total solar eclipse will need solar filters, memory cards and lenses.

06

Nov

Total solar eclipse and other November sky-watching highlightsGiven the sun’s volatile behavior this year, experts suspect that the solar eclipse will feature ‘a ‘wound up’ circular shape.’

Total solar eclipse and other November sky-watching highlights
Given the sun’s volatile behavior this year, experts suspect that the solar eclipse will feature ‘a ‘wound up’ circular shape.’

14

Jun

Italian crop circle linked to solar eclipseA crop circle researcher argues that the field art has connections to ‘eclipse astronomy’ and the history of solar eclipses over thousands of years.

Italian crop circle linked to solar eclipse
A crop circle researcher argues that the field art has connections to ‘eclipse astronomy’ and the history of solar eclipses over thousands of years.

04

Jun


A combination of pictures shows the stages of Monday’s annular solar eclipse, as seen from Tokyo. During the eclipse, the moon’s shadow crossed over Japan around 7:35 a.m. Monday, local time.
For an annular eclipse, “the path of annularity, where the full eclipse will be visible, is hundreds of miles wide and thousands of miles long,” said eclipse expert Jay Pasachoff of Williams College in Massachusetts.
In this path “viewers looking through special solar filters can see a ring of sunlight around the black silhouette of the moon,” said Pasachoff, who is also a National Geographic Society grantee. (National Geographic News is a division of the Society.)

A combination of pictures shows the stages of Monday’s annular solar eclipse, as seen from Tokyo. During the eclipse, the moon’s shadow crossed over Japan around 7:35 a.m. Monday, local time.

For an annular eclipse, “the path of annularity, where the full eclipse will be visible, is hundreds of miles wide and thousands of miles long,” said eclipse expert Jay Pasachoff of Williams College in Massachusetts.

In this path “viewers looking through special solar filters can see a ring of sunlight around the black silhouette of the moon,” said Pasachoff, who is also a National Geographic Society grantee. (National Geographic News is a division of the Society.)