Even the president of the United States couldn't look away from the Great American Solar Eclipse.
On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States was treated to a rare celestial performance: a total solar eclipse, in which the Earth passed directly between the moon and the sun. Here's Live Science's coverage of the spectacular event.
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A small plane en route to Madras, Oregon — a "hotspot" for eclipse watching — crashed on Saturday, killing one person.
Can you photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? With a few caveats, the answer is "yes."
When it comes to total solar eclipses, "X" marks the spot for this college town, and excitement is building as people gear up for what's being heralded as the "Great American Solar Eclipse."
A Portland man who experienced permanent eye damage from looking at the sun during a solar eclipse in 1963 is now warning others not to make the same mistake he did.
If you want to do some science during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 using nothing but your phone, consider contributing to the Eclipse Megamovie project.
A 12-year-old girl in Florida damaged her eyes by looking at the sun for 1 minute, according to a new report of the girl's case.
As potentially millions of Americans travel to see the total solar eclipse on Monday (Aug. 21), doctors are bracing for a spike in visits to emergency rooms.
Solar astronomer J. McKim Malville has some advice for people planning to see the Great American Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21: Don’t photograph it.
An ancient astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera mechanism was used to predict both solar and lunar eclipses, research shows.
For many ancient cultures, eclipses of the sun and moon were something special — and something to be feared.
What do you do if your eclipse glasses haven't arrived, or have been recalled? Here are some other options for safely observing the eclipse.
August 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse.
Ancient stories and superstitions about eclipses can be found in every corner of the globe, but modern skywatchers aren't immune to misinformation about these celestial events.
The Great American Total Solar Eclipse will race across the U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017, casting a shadow over 21 of the country's National Parks coast to coast.