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Seeing the Solar Eclipse from 223,000 Miles Away

This spectacular image showing the Moon’s shadow on Earth’s surface was acquired during a 20-second period starting at 2:59 p.m. EDT (18:59:19 UTC) on April 8, 2024, by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse from hundreds of thousands of miles away. The […]

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Seeing Totality

NASA/Keegan Barber On April 8, 2024, a NASA photographer captured the total solar eclipse in Dallas. A small part of North America, from Mexico’s Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada, saw the total solar eclipse, while all North America and parts of Central America and Europe saw a partial solar eclipse. The […]

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NASA Wallops Launches 3 Rockets During Eclipse in Virginia

1 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) Three Black Brant IX sounding rockets launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia April 8, 2024, during the solar eclipse. The rockets launched for the Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) mission to study the disturbances in the electrified region of Earth’s atmosphere […]

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Solar Eclipse Resources

2 Min Read Solar Eclipse Resources Visitors at Saturday “SUN” Day look through solar eclipse glasses. Credits: Kent Blackwell, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Get ready for the Moon to pass in front of the Sun, casting its shadow across all of North America. A spectacular total eclipse will […]