Tag Archives: Eclipses

Watch a ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse on the Web

Skywatchers in South America and Africa will be seeing an unusual “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse on Feb. 26, and the rest of us should be able to look over their shoulders online. But you might have to get up … Continue reading

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T-minus-6 months for all-American eclipse

BOSTON – Six months from today, millions of Americans will watch the sun darken during a rare coast-to-coast eclipse – and it’s not too early to get into the spirit of totality. It’s definitely not too early to figure out where … Continue reading

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How to spot a lunar eclipse and that comet

Tonight’s the night when a lunar eclipse dims the full moon, and when a recently discovered green comet comes closest to our planet. But unless you know what’s coming, you’re almost certain to miss them. You may miss them anyway, … Continue reading

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Check out a ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse over Africa

An annular solar eclipse swept across Africa today, treating skywatchers to a “Ring of Fire” eclipse and whetting appetites for next August’s all-American total eclipse. The eclipse occurred in the middle of the night, Seattle time, but it was prime … Continue reading

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One year before eclipse, spots are filling up fast

It’s exactly one year before the “Great American Eclipse” sweeps across the continent, but depending on where you want to stay, it’s already too late to make a reservation. On one level, the solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, should … Continue reading

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Solar eclipse spotted from air and space

A total solar eclipse is a rare and thrilling sight, but seeing it from a height makes it even more exotic. Check out the view from Japan’s Himawari 8 weather satellite, stationed more than 22,000 miles above the Pacific Ocean in … Continue reading

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Watch an eclipse online – and get set for 2017

This week’s total solar eclipse is a bad-news, good-news, even-better-news situation for skywatchers in the United States. Solar eclipses are must-see astronomical events that occur when the moon is positioned just right to block the sun’s disk, as seen from Earth. … Continue reading

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