Posts by 

Fred Espenak

Total lunar eclipse – a supermoon eclipse – on May 15-16, 2022

A 90-minute total lunar eclipse on Sunday, May 15-16, 2022. It's seen across much of Earth, best from the Americas and western Africa.

Partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022

A partial solar eclipse occurs April 30, 2022. The moon's penumbral shadow will sweep across the southeast Pacific and southern South America.

Total lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022

A total lunar eclipse occurs on November 8, 2022. It will be visible for a lot of us as it sweeps across Asia, Australia, the Americas, and the Pacific.

Total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024

A total solar eclipse occurs on April 8, 2024. It will be visible for a lot of us as it sweeps across North America, Mexico, and eastern Canada.

Partial solar eclipse of October 25, 2022

A partial solar eclipse on October 25, 2022 will sweep across Europe, western Asia, northeastern Africa, and the Middle East.

Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse occurs December 4, 2021. The total phase sweeps over Antarctica, while the partial phase reaches southernmost points of three continents.

Deep partial lunar eclipse November 18-19: Great for North America

A partial lunar eclipse occurs on November 19, 2021. It will reach the Americas, North Europe, eastern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.

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.

The story behind the 2017 eclipse stamp

A 1st-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it, commemorating the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. Fred Espenak - whose photos are on the new stamp - tells the story.

Eclipse day checklist

This checklist - from eclipse master Fred Espenak - will help you plan the perfect total solar eclipse experience! Do your homework and the only other thing you’ll need is perfect weather on August 21!