March 24, 2019

Astronomy Video of the Week: A Stratospheric Eclipse

A fine partial eclipse as seen from the UK.

(Credit and copyright: Blob rana).

Our mind has been consistently blown this past weekend as photos continue to pour in of Friday’s total solar eclipse.  We’ve been doing live coverage of eclipses for various venues now for a few years, and it simply amazes us how quickly video and images now flows in to us from the field. The path of totality for the March 20th solar eclipse only made landfall over distant Svalbard and the Faroe Islands, and yet within hours, we had photos, animations, Vines and reports of the eclipse from Earth and space before it was even over. [Read more...]

Astronomy Video of the Week: Watch the March 20th Total Solar Eclipse Live!

A partial solar eclipse as seen from space.

(Credit: NASA/SDO).

It is now almost upon us. The first eclipse of 2015 and the only total solar eclipse of the year is coming right up this Friday on March 20th, as the shadow of the Moon crosses the North Atlantic. And although the path of totality for this eclipse only makes landfall over the Faroe and Svalbard Islands, millions across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East will witness a fine partial solar eclipse. [Read more...]

Astronomy Video of the Week: An Arctic Total Solar Eclipse!

A ‘diamond ring’ seen at the end of totality during the 2008 solar eclipse.

Credit: NASA/Exploratorium

The month of March sees the beginning of meteorological and astronomical Spring in the northern hemisphere. March also gives us another reason to celebrate, as the first of two eclipse seasons for 2015 begins. 2015 features 4 eclipses — 2 solar and 2 lunar —and the first one is coming right up on March 20th. [Read more...]