Counterfeit eclipse glasses are currently flooding the marketplace, according to the nonprofit American Astronomical Society (AAS). Here's how to know that your equipment is safe.
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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The coast-to-coast total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will be memorable for children and adults alike, and a new website will help kids get interested in the big event and view it safely.
Even though both look like tinted shades, eclipse viewers are very different from ordinary sunglasses, because they filter out far more light.
During next month's solar eclipse, you may be tempted to gaze directly at the sun, but you absolutely should not do this without the proper eye protection.
It's not just an old wives' tale: Staring at the sun for too long can permanently damage detailed vision, evidence suggests.
Solar eclipses are some of nature's most dramatic celestial performances. They occur when the Earth, moon and sun are aligned in the same plane and the moon passes between the two other bodies.
How much does the temperature drop during a total solar eclipse? It depends on season and location, but get ready for a sudden and noticeable chill.
This Sunday (Feb. 26), a "ring of fire" solar eclipse will be visible from parts of South America and Africa. Here's how this kind of eclipse differs from a total solar eclipse.
Here's what to expect if you're planning to observe the March 8 solar eclipse, either via webcast or live in the sky. And watch out for a few other celestial events happening this week, too.
This week, a total solar eclipse will put on a dramatic celestial show, darkening the skies over Southeast Asia in what will be the only total eclipse of the sun this year.