February 10/11, 2017 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and Comet

There will be a penumbral lunar eclipse this weekend on February 10 or 11 depending on which part of the world you live in. For studying eclipses, we used to recommend a site called 'HeyWhatsThat' … [Read more...]

Total Solar Eclipse March 8-9, 2016

This week there will be a total solar eclipse starting in the Indian Ocean, crossing Indonesia then out into the Pacific, ending up North East of Hawaii. A partial eclipse will be visible … [Read more...]

‘Supermoon’ Lunar Eclipse on September 27

This Sunday, September 27th, 2015 there will be a total eclipse of the Moon known as a 'Supermoon' Lunar Eclipse. We have looked at both solar and lunar eclipses many times in the past. One of the … [Read more...]

Lunar Eclipse on 4th April

Tomorrow, 4th April 2015, sees the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, being total for only 4 minutes and 43 seconds. It is the third in a tetrad of eclipses. You can learn more about the … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: HeyWhatsThat eclipse

This is the twelfth in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin. This Friday, March 20th, 2015 there will be a total solar eclipse. We have looked at number of eclipses in the past and one of our … [Read more...]

Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd 2014

There will be a partial solar eclipse later today October 23rd 2014. It will be visible over much of North America. We have looked at eclipses many times in the past, including: 2006, 2008 1,2, 2009, … [Read more...]

Following the November 3 solar eclipse in Google Earth

One week from Sunday brings a bit of a rare event, with a "hybrid" solar eclipse for much of the world to see. ┬áMost solar eclipses are either a "total" or "annular" eclipse, but this one brings a bit … [Read more...]

Some great tools for information about the solar eclipse

Over the next few weeks, the earth will be seeing a series of unique celestial events. Tomorrow many of us we will be able to see a a solar eclipse, June 4 will feature a lunar eclipse, and June 6 is … [Read more...]

Simulating the upcoming lunar eclipse

Early tomorrow morning, December 21, there will be a total lunar eclipse. It will be completely visible to those in North America (assuming clear skies, of course) and people in Europe will be able … [Read more...]

Watch this weekend’s solar eclipse in Google Earth

A few weeks ago, on June 26, there was a partial lunar eclipse for part of the world to see. This weekend, it gets even better with a full solar eclipse in the South Pacific on Sunday. Michael at … [Read more...]