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Awesome eclipse photos from friends!

We’ve been receiving vastly more wonderful photos of the August 21 eclipse than for any prior event. We love them all, and wish we could post them all! Hope you enjoy these select few …

How ISS astronauts will see the eclipse

Talk about a ringside seat! The International Space Station will pass 3 times today through the moon’s penumbral shadow.

How to watch today’s eclipse online

Can’t travel to the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse? Never fear. Here’s how to watch online from a variety of sources.

What to look for in a total solar eclipse

The August 21 total eclipse will last several hours. There will be many interesting things to look for. Bookmark this handy checklist of must-see events and effects, from eclipse gurus Fred Espenak and Mark Littmann.

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See 4 planets during the total eclipse

During a total solar eclipse, the daytime sky darkens, and bright stars and planets pop into view. Charts here, identifying which ones for the August 21, 2017 eclipse.

Best places to watch 2017 eclipse

Looking for road maps showing the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 eclipse? Click here.

Add your eclipse event to the AAS map

The American Astronomical Society wants to help you publicize your event for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

Solar eclipse marked beginning of Iroquois Confederacy

A total solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 may have coincided with the birth of the Iroquois Confederacy, oldest democracy in North America and possibly on Earth.

Cassini prepares for last look at Titan

Even as the long-lived Cassini spacecraft gears up for its last moments at Saturn, it’s preparing for a final long-distance look at Titan, Saturn’s large moon, on September 11.

Studying sun’s atmosphere on eclipse day

Monday’s total solar eclipse will give scientists a rare opportunity to study the lower regions of the sun’s corona. Here’s what NASA scientists will be investigating.

Top 5 tips for photographing solar eclipse

Are you hoping to get some great pics of the August 21 total solar eclipse? Here are 5 tips from NASA to help you out.

Moon on its way to the eclipse

Insights and a cool chart from astronomer Guy Ottewell. Plus, if you click in, you’ll find photos of waning crescent moons from the past few mornings …

Star of the week: Deneb

Deneb is one of the most distant stars you will see with your eye alone. That’s because it’s one of the most luminous stars in the Milky Way galaxy.