How to View a Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Eyes

The total solar eclipse of 2016 taken from a NASA webcast on March 8, 2016. The image was taken from Woleai Island in Micronesia. The next total solar eclipse will cross the entire continental U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017. Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Feb. 2 and was updated on Aug. 19 […]

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How Long Will the 2017 Solar Eclipse Last? Depends Where You Are

Map showing the path of the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. Editor’s note: This story, originally posted on April 8, was updated Aug. 19 with additional resource links for the total solar eclipse.  The highly anticipated total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 may be spectacular, but it won’t last long. The duration of […]

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Solar Eclipse 2017 in Carbondale: Space.com is at the Crossroads

Hey, space fans, the Great American Solar Eclipse  is here at last, and I’ll be covering the event for Space.com from Carbondale, Illinois, at Southern Illinois University and chronicling the trip from here. Joining me on this journey will be Live Science’s Denise Chow , collectSPACE.com’s Robert Pearlman  and YOU! Reach me here and on Twitter here , and let’s get to […]

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