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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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Astronauts Protect Their Eyes with Eclipse Glasses

NASA/Aubrey Gemignani While visiting NASA Headquarters in Washington on March 19, 2024, astronauts Stephen Bowen, left, Frank Rubio, Warren Hoburg, and UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, right, posed for a photo wearing solar viewing glasses (“eclipse glasses”). Eclipse glasses with the ISO 12312-2 international standard or a safe handheld solar viewer are a must-have to […]

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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 […]

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Safety First!

NASA/Loral O’Hara NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station wear eclipse glasses in this image from March 26, 2024. While millions of people on Earth experience the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, the space station crew will have the opportunity to see it from 250 miles above our planet. Except during the brief […]