Despite rain and overcast skies residents of southern Gabon got a glimpse Sunday of a total eclipse of the sun, a rare phenomenon also visible in eastern Africa.
The moon will blot out the sun Sunday (Nov. 3) in an eclipse that will be visible from eastern North America to the Middle East.
The moon will dip through part of Earth's shadow in a partial lunar eclipse on Friday (Oct. 18), but it may be tough to see for skywatchers in North America.
As Mars moon Phobos eclipsed the sun, Curiosity was left in the shade. Continue reading →
In a wonderful stroke of celestial luck, Mars rover Curiosity was able to observe a partial solar eclipse.
There goes the sun, but it's all right... it's just our big ol' Earth getting in the way of SDO's view again!
Even if you weren't in Australia in November of 2012, you can still see the last total eclipse until 2015!
The Universe has no regard for nations, race or religion. We can all unite to celebrate the passage of a small planet across the face of a star. Our star.