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Annular solar eclipse on May 20–21

The solar eclipse on May 20-21 will be visible from large parts of North America, and some parts of Europe and Asia. Our brand new animations show you what the eclipse will look like and where it'll be visible. Full story

New Eclipse Calculator

When can I see an eclipse from my city? Details for solar eclipses up until 2099!
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iPad HD and iPhone App update:
Eclipses on Day & Night World Map



New features: See where solar eclipses will be visible, and choose from new looks and icons, including fun ones for kids... Full story

Vote in our monthly Poll

June 5-6 Venus can be seen passing the Sun for the last time in over 100 years. Will you watch it?

Click an option below to send your vote

  1. Definitely, I would never miss a chance to watch the transit of Venus.
  2. It happens way too early / too late where I live, so I won't watch it.
  3. I live on the wrong side of the planet, the transit is not visible here.
  4. I saw the last one, so I'll skip this one.
  5. Who is Venus and where's she going?
Last month's poll question: "Some fear Friday the 13th, others think it’s lucky...How do you feel"

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Tip of the month

If you are going to watch solar eclipses it's crucial to protect your eyes and never look directly at the sun without proper protection. The sun’s photosphere emits intense infrared and ultraviolet (UV) radiation which can damage the retinas in the eyes in only a few seconds.
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