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.
Positions of the 4 visible planets during totality in the August 21, 2017 eclipse. Illustration by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium.
Looking for road maps showing the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 eclipse? Click here.
Image via GreatAmericanEclipse.com
The American Astronomical Society wants to help you publicize your event for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.
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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.
Original Iroquois League was known as the Five Nations
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.
Two views of Titan from Cassini, using the narrow-angle camera on March 21, 2017, revealing bright methane clouds in the thick, opaque nitrogen atmosphere, and dark dunes, lakes and seas on the surface. Natural color on left, false color on right. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/AmericaSpace.
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.
Image via NASA.
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.
People watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 20, 2015. Image via NASA/Robin Cordiner.
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 …
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.