Solar eclipses are certainly one of the most striking astrophysical phenomena. The most important light of the day, the Sun, gets blacked out by the most important light of the night. But there’s actually nothing weird or surprising about that—sure, eclipses are rare, but with the Moon close and the Sun far away,…
In just over a week on August 21st, the US will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years. Seeing as staring at the sun, even while it is obscured by the moon, for any length of time can be extremely hazardous up to and including the point of severe eye damage or blindness, it’s not a suggestion to…
For about three hours on August 21st, power grid operators across the United States will be confronted with a sudden drop in available electricity, owing to the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century. Power disruptions are not expected, but only because measures are being taken to make up for the…
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a piece of Twilight, do we have some news for you: On November 19 and 20, the Prop Shop is holding a two-day live auction of over 900 props from all five Twilight movies in Los Angeles, including costumes, jewelry, even Jacob’s motorcycle. But who cares about that? Here are the weird,…
We will never, ever tell you to stare at the sun. Fortunately, we have a far better way for you to get a glimpse of the upcoming ring-of-fire solar eclipse.
Over a dozen “eclipse chasers” hopped onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu not to pick up spam musubi for dinner, but rather, to intersect the path of a solar eclipse. Astronomer Joe Rao captured the action from seat 32F, and I’ve never heard a man so excited about anything in my life.
We normally observe solar eclipses from our perspective here on the surface—or even from an airplane—but this image from NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory shows this week’s total solar eclipse from a rather unique vantage point.
There’s a solar eclipse today—should you watch it? Yes, but safely! Here’s how, when, and where to watch the solar eclipse. Plus, we’ve got a link to a livefeed that you can watch if you’re not in the eclipse zone.
Blood Moon over Vancouver | Here’s our favorite picture of last night’s Supermoon Eclipse, showing all the lights of Vancouver, with the red moon hanging over them. Photo by The Kaigan.
Last night the world was lucky enough to see a supermoon lunar eclipse. Hopefully you got to see it in person—but if not, here are some of the best pictures so far of the stellar spectacle.
Got plans for the weekend? You do now, friend! There’s a Supermoon Eclipse on Sunday night into Monday morning—and we’re all going to watch it. Here’s how, when, and also why to catch the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse.
If you’re wondering about the mechanics behind why the Moon looks bigger than usual tonight, or what that has to do with a lunar eclipse, this quick NASA animation will explain the basics of tonight’s astronomical event.
Many comics legends have worked on Miracleman, but no run on the series is as fondly remembered as Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s, cut short before its time. But now Marvel isn’t just remastering Gaiman and Buckingham’s original comics, but letting them finish the story they began 25 years ago.
We thought we'd seen the best of the solar eclipse images, but this video — unearthed by Reddit — has been hiding out on YouTube, saving the absolute best for last.
The European Space Agency's PROBA-2 minisatellite caught the March 20th solar eclipse, with the ESA creating a time-lapse video of its images. See the full video below, and images of it from the ISS.
Unfortunately, it was too cloudy in London for this carefully (and, might we say, rather snappily) attired canine to observe yesterday's eclipse.
A perfect recipe to enjoy the weekend: just watch these videos of today's solar eclipse over and over again from different locations across our planet and even around the universe. We've collected videos from space, from a place that looks like Hoth on Earth and so many more. Even if you missed it earlier, you'll…
This morning, a total solar eclipse was visible from the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, and a partial solar eclipse from many parts of Europe, Northern Africa and Northern Asia. These stellar photos shows the astronomical event that darkened the skies.
This morning Europe was lucky enough to enjoy a solar eclipse—though only those in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, were theoretically able to see a full occlusion. This wonderful view from space, though, we can all appreciate.