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...]

The Transit of Venus in Google Earth

Tonight beginning at 22:09 UTC, Venus will appear as a dark spot in front of the sun for the first time in eight years, and for the last time for more than a century -- the next transit of Venus won't … [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...]

View Details on July 22 Total Solar Eclipse in Google Earth

HeyWhatsThat is a site which has many tools for viewing things from your position on the Earth including things like nearby mountain peaks, or night sky objects, or even solar eclipses. On July 22nd, … [Read more...]