Imagine the cosmic ballet of the heavens, where the Sun, Moon, and Earth dance in alignment. A solar eclipse is the dramatic moment when the Moon gracefully pirouettes between Earth and the Sun, casting a fleeting shadow upon our planet. Like a mystical masquerade ball, the Sun dons three types of masks during this celestial performance: the partial veil where it peeks from behind the Moon, and the mesmerizing "ring of fire" in an annular eclipse, and the all-encompassing blackout of a total eclipse.
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will awe North America. The experience is incomparable to a partial eclipse, and if you can reach this path, it promises an unforgettable connection to the cosmos.Learn more
A total solar eclipse is a mesmerizing spectacle, with the next one sweeping through Mexico, the U.S., and Canada on April 8, 2024. While the eclipse is brief, having a checklist ensures you capture its essence, but remember to simply enjoy the cosmic show.Learn more
Making plans to see a total solar eclipse can feel like an overwhelming task, especially for first-timers. Two eclipse chasers, who have seen a combined 21 total solar eclipses, give some tips on how to make the most of your moment in the Moon's shadow.Learn more
Solar eclipses offer breathtaking cosmic views from Earth, but safe viewing is crucial. Always use proper equipment like solar eclipse glasses to observe any type of eclipse.Learn more
If you're getting ready to witness an eclipse, you'll encounter some vocabulary that you might not know. Here is your complete guide to the terminology used to talk about total solar eclipses, partial and annular solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, and more.Learn more