Tag: solar eclipse

WA Gears up for International Travellers to Witness the 2023 Solar Eclipse

Hundreds of residents in a Western Australian town will be allowed to offer accommodation to visitors for a total solar eclipse scheduled for next year in 2023. Exmouth, a small town in WA’s north with a population of about 2,000, will be one of the best viewing spots in the world for the Ningaloo Eclipse…


Total Eclipse of the Super Moon to Grace the Heavens Mid-May, 2022 — Here’s What You Need to Know:

This month’s full moon will be what’s called a “super moon” — a full moon appearing its largest, at its closest to the Earth — the first of just a handful in 2022, which on May 15–16 will coincide with another celestial event: a total lunar eclipse. One of four super moons this year, May’s has…


Mars Rover Captures Mars Moon Eclipsing Sun

NASA has recorded video of a Mars moon eclipsing the sun, an effort that helps them determine when the moon might crash into the planet. Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera system to shoot video of one of Mars’ two moons, Phobos, Wednesday. NASA says it’s the most zoomed-in, highest-frame-rate observation of a Phobos…


Chile Astronomer Gets Front Row Seat to Eclipse

Chilean astronomer Patricio Rojo witnessed the total solar eclipse from the Chilean Antarctica that for nearly two minutes turned the bright sky into dusk. Rojo, of the University of Chile, said the good weather made it possible to see the corona. Personnel from the Chilean Air Force operating at the Joint Scientific Polar Station “Union…


Total Solar Eclipse to Grace the Skies on December 4—Here’s What You Need to Know:

The extraordinary cosmic event of a total eclipse of the sun will present itself to an exclusive audience on Dec. 4, 2021. Stargazers hoping to witness the moon’s umbra shadow obliterate the solar sphere from view will have to sojourn to the Antarctic—where the eclipse will first appear in the Southern Ocean. It will then…


German Power Grids Brace for Thursday’s Solar Eclipse

FRANKFURT—Electrical transmission networks in Germany are preparing for a solar eclipse this week that could trigger a sudden fall of around 1 gigawatt in solar power output, grid firm Amprion said on Monday. The event will take place between 09:20 GMT and 11:40 GMT on Thursday in northern Europe, an Amprion background paper said. Although…


‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse to Appear in the Sky Next Month—Here’s What You Need to Know:

A “ring of fire” eclipse will occur next month over Canada and its environs; and will be visible from the remote areas of north Ontario, Russia, Greenland, and Polar Bear Provincial Park (located on the southwestern shore of Hudson Bay). The annular solar eclipse—where the outer edge of the Sun is visible behind the Moon—will…