Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse will take place on December 4, 2021, just two weeks after a partial lunar eclipse on November 19 – the longest since 1440 and until 2669​.1 The total eclipse will be visible from Antarctica and partially visible from South Africa and south…

‘Ring of Fire’ – Annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021

‘Ring of Fire’ – Annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021

An annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021, will be visible from northern Canada, Greenland, and Russia, with a partial eclipse visible from northern North America, Europe, and Asia. During the event, a bright ring will surround the moon silhouette at the peak of the…

Total solar eclipse of December 14, 2020

Total solar eclipse of December 14, 2020

A total solar eclipse will take place at 16:13 UTC on December 14, 2020, and be visible from the South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, and the South Atlantic. Observers from southern South America, the Pacific, and those currently in Antarctica will experience a partial…

Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019

Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019

A total solar eclipse will be visible on July 2, 2019, from South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. The instant of greatest eclipse takes place at 19:22 UTC, 2.4 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Gemini. The…

Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs

Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs

Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on October 30, 1207 BC could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world. Using a combination of the biblical text and an ancient…

Night sky guide for August 2017

Night sky guide for August 2017

Solar eclipse chasers, especially those living in the United States, have waited for this month for many years. On August 21, a rare, once-in-a-lifetime event for viewers in the US will make the Moon completely block out the Sun – total solar eclipse, revealing the…

Annular solar eclipse of February 26, 2017

Annular solar eclipse of February 26, 2017

An annular solar eclipse will take place on February 26, 2017, creating a ring of light around the darkened Moon as the Moon will be too far away from the Earth to completely cover the Sun. This is the first of two eclipses in 2017 and comes just 7 months before the…

Annular solar eclipse of September 1, 2016

Annular solar eclipse of September 1, 2016

A large annular eclipse will cover 97% of the Sun on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The whole event will last from 06:13 – 12:00 UTC and will be visible across central Africa southwards to Madagascar and into the Indian Ocean. The partial eclipse will be visible…