Yup, it’s just what it sounds like. That’s the sun being eclipsed at the same time by both the Earth and the Moon.
The solar eclipse in March has been photographed to death—from every which angle and even from space. But here’s a late contender for what may be the evocative photos of the eclipse yet: a glowing black dot over a barren snowscape, as captured by astronomers observing the sun’s magnetic field.
Last week's total solar eclipse spawned many amazing photographs and videos, but few took as much planning, skill, and ambition as this shot of stunt biker Danny MacAskill tearing down a hill on the Isle of Skye as the moon eclipsed the sun. Unlike another viral photo of the eclipse, this one's not a fake.
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.
The solar eclipse that covered much of Europe today was the continent’s first in 16 years. After the last one, back in 1999, as soon as people stopped staring at the sun and got back on with their day, they caused a power surge that still stands as a UK record.
I know this picture looks like the Moon is passing perfectly between the Earth and the Sun. And I know it seems like the people in the picture are trying to look at the eclipse. But this picture taken by Reddit user MDPPatrick is not of a solar eclipse. It's just a perfectly timed snap of a basketball shot.
This morning's hybrid solar eclipse was stunning. But, depending on where you are in the world, you may not have been able to see it at all: cloud cover may have messed with visibility or you might only have had a partial view. So, for anyone who missed it, this is what the eclipse looked like from Kenya.
Sunday morning at 6:45AM, folks on the east coast will have a chance to see a very rare hybrid solar eclipse. The last one occurred 150 years ago, and the next one won't come until the year 2172, so make sure you set your alarm.
Thanks to Curiosity's lonely existence, we just got the clearest, most detailed images of a solar eclipse that's ever been taken from the surface of Mars—at least, the clearest images ever taken by humans.
This looks like your brain on drugs, but it's actually a rare solar eclipse from last June in which Venus moved between the Sun and the Earth the way the Moon usually does. Venus looked like a thinner and thinner crescent until it was perfectly aligned with the Sun, creating a Venusian annular eclipse with a ring of…
There's a solar eclipse coming tomorrow, and while it may only be visible over Northern Australia and the Pacific, there are a couple of places you can watch it remotely.
Cory Poole—science teacher at University Preparatory School in Redding, California, and Gizmodo reader—has composed this 60-second time lapse video made from 700 frames captured by a Coronado Solar Max 60 Double Stacked Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope. His words:
If you were lucky enough to live in Asia or the western United States or anywhere in between, you would've been graced with the clear sight of what looked like a ring of fire in the sky. Or more specifically, an annular eclipse. If you missed the eclipse, don't worry, we got you. Here are the best pictures we've seen.
Tonight, China and the Western United States will be able to see an annular eclipse, the first of its kind since 1994. An annular eclipse is when the moon lines up between Earth and the Sun to create what looks like a ring of fire. It looks awesome. Of course, not all of us live in China or the West Coast, that's why…
Shutterbugs with eclipse photography experience should mark November 13, 2012 and August 21, 2017 on their calendars. Those are the dates for two solar eclipses and astronomers want to harness the power of the internet to record these events.
This faceless clock by Swedish industrial designer Jesper Jonsson tells time with light and shadow—OK, it may not be the most functional clock—but it totally looks like a solar eclipse, and really, why settle for having a clock on your wall when you can have a rare astronomical phenomenon! [Designboom]
This Sunday there will be a total solar eclipse over the south Pacific Ocean, Chile and Argentina. Watching solar eclipses from Earth is a rare occurrence. Watching them from space is extraordinarily rare. Here are the best photos and videos.
Want to know where you can get a glimpse of the ultra-rare total solar eclipse? This map shows exactly when and where every eclipse in the next fifteen years will be visible—and why you should move to Memphis.