Last Week's Total Solar Eclipse – As Seen From 35,000 Feet

For last week's solar eclipse, astronomer Glenn Schneider chartered a plane to fly through the vast shroud of darkness temporarily cast by the the moon's shadow on the north Atlantic. Astrophotographer Stephan Heinsius was aboard the flight, with a video camera. Here's what he and the other passengers saw. » 3/24/15 1:30pm 3/24/15 1:30pm

This Viral Photo Of Yesterday's Eclipse From Space Is Fake. Duh.

Yesterday's solar eclipse was one of the most spectacular in recent memory. So it's a shame that thousands of people were duped into thinking this image — supposedly taken from the International Space Station — was the real deal. It's obviously not, and here's why. » 3/20/15 9:45am 3/20/15 9:45am

How To Watch Today's Partial Solar Eclipse

On the afternoon of October 23, 2014, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from most of North America. Here's everything you need to know to catch a glimpse – and how to do it safely. » 10/23/14 10:20am 10/23/14 10:20am

Here's what it looks like to watch a solar eclipse from space

This amazing footage shows you what it would like to watch a partial solar eclipse from space. One of the differences right away is that, due to the lack of atmosphere around the moon, there's no fuzziness along the edge between the moon and the sun, but just as different are the colors. » 1/30/14 2:09pm 1/30/14 2:09pm

Everything you need to know to catch Sunday's rare hybrid solar eclipse

The last solar eclipse of the year is happening on Sunday, and it's a weird one. Here's where, when, and how to catch Sunday's rare hybrid solar eclipse. » 11/01/13 3:20pm 11/01/13 3:20pm

Watch a solar eclipse from the surface of another planet

NASA's Curiosity rover recently turned its camera skywards to catch a glimpse of Phobos as it passed directly in front of the Sun. » 9/06/13 8:40am 9/06/13 8:40am

A Solar Eclipse Unlike Any You've Ever Seen

During a total solar eclipse, our view of the Sun's disk is blocked entirely by the Moon. The Sun's corona, however, remains very much in view – a roiling wreath of spellbinding atmospheric activity. » 5/10/13 12:48pm 5/10/13 12:48pm

A stunning solar eclipse video unlike any you've ever seen

Last month, residents of northern Australia had an exclusive opportunity to observe Earth's last total solar eclipse until 2015. Photographer Colin Legg captured the event on camera and produced the beautiful timelapse video pictured up top. It's a remarkably simple clip, and over in a matter of seconds, but it's… » 12/11/12 3:09pm 12/11/12 3:09pm

Today's is the last total solar eclipse until 2015 — here's how to watch

Do you live in northern Australia? Lucky you — you're one of the few people on Earth who will be able to watch today's solar eclipse in person. For everyone else, your best bet is to watch it unfold online. The total solar eclipse (the last to occur before March 2015) is set to begin today at 15:35 ET (20:35 GMT). Hit… » 11/13/12 10:35am 11/13/12 10:35am

This is what a solar eclipse looks like from Mars

Most of us have witnessed a solar eclipse from here on Earth, but here's a sight you're less likely to have seen: a view of the Sun, as seen from Mars, being blocked by Phobos — the larger and closer of the Red Planet's two moons. » 9/17/12 9:30am 9/17/12 9:30am

Jaw-dropping photo and video of yesterday's annular eclipse

The Moon passed in front of the Sun yesterday, giving rise to a stunning solar eclipse visible across much of the world. A select few even got a rare glimpse of an annular (aka "ring of fire") eclipse — the first to be visible from the continental U.S. since 1994. » 5/21/12 2:50pm 5/21/12 2:50pm

The moon makes waves in our atmosphere as it moves in front of the sun

During total solar eclipses, the moon moves between the earth and the sun, completely blocking out the sun's light. But that's not all that happens. Recently scientist proved that when this happens, the moon sends waves rippling through the earth's atmosphere that pile up like the bow waves on a boat. » 10/03/11 8:00am 10/03/11 8:00am

Breathtaking look at a solar eclipse in space

Back on January 4, the Moon moved in front of the Sun, almost completely blocking our view of the Sun back on Earth. The Japanese-American Hinode satellite snapped this absolutely incredible photo of the eclipse from up in space. » 2/01/11 11:12am 2/01/11 11:12am

A Double Solar Eclipse, with the Silhouettes of the Moon and the…

This is a once-in-several-lifetimes photograph. Thierry Legault journeyed from France to Oman to get this picture, showing a solar eclipse — in which the International Space Station is also transiting the sun at the same time. Click to enlarge. [BadAstronomy] » 1/04/11 1:24pm 1/04/11 1:24pm

To the untrained eye, black holes and solar eclipses are alarmingly…

No, this isn't a black hole sucking Earth up. It's a solar eclipse zipping across the Earth's surface at 2000 kilometers per hour. This stunning shot was taken from the Mir space station on August 11, 1999. [CNES/NASA; thanks Roklimber!] » 1/02/11 9:00am 1/02/11 9:00am

First Image Of Solar Eclipse In Another Star System

Every 27 years, the star Epsilon Aurigae is swallowed up, and scientists had no idea why. Now, using a special technique that produces images 140 times clearer than the Hubble Space Telescope, we've finally gotten images of it happening. » 4/08/10 9:30am 4/08/10 9:30am

Saturn Blocks Out The Sunlight

This is a total eclipse of the sun by Saturn, as seen by NASA's Cassini space probe. I totally want this image painted on black velvet. This famous image is just one of the photos that Cassini Imaging Team leader Carolyn Porco showed off during her talk about Saturn and its moons, now online at TED. [TED, via Runaway… » 1/22/08 2:30pm 1/22/08 2:30pm