The upcoming eclipse season - featuring a total eclipse of the moon in late May 2021 and an annular or ring eclipse of the sun in early June - is unusual for featuring a short lunar eclipse and relatively long solar eclipse. Here's how to understand it in the context of 1,000 years of eclipses.
Solar storms pose risks for society, but more accurate space weather forecasts appear to be coming soon. A team of researchers in Japan has developed a physics-based method for predicting large solar flares, including powerful and potentially dangerous X-flares.
Astronomer Wanda Díaz Merced - who began losing her sight in her 20s - presented one of TED’s most-watched astronomy videos. Here's how turning a telescope's digital data into sound can help reveal hidden patterns.
Breathtaking space images inspire us. But what if you couldn't see them? Amelia Ortiz Gil explains how tactile models of the constellations, moon and planets can give people - blind or sighted - a better appreciation of the universe.
Graham Jones is an astrophysicist and science communicator at timeanddate.com. He is part of the timeanddate team that produces live streams of eclipses and transits, including the May 26 lunar eclipse and June 10 solar eclipse. Graham has a BSc in astrophysics from Royal Holloway, University of London, and an MSc in science communication from the University of Edinburgh.