Solar & Lunar Eclipses App for iOS
Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses around the globe.
Solar and lunar eclipses, why they occur, when the next eclipse is, and from where you can see them.
Eclipse magnitude is a number that astronomers associate with solar or lunar eclipses. What does it mean?
There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area.
Total solar eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth.
A partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon only partially covers the Sun.
An annular solar eclipse is when the Moon moves in front of the Sun but leaves the outer edge of the Sun visible as a ring of fire.
A hybrid eclipse or annular/total eclipse starts as a total solar eclipse but changes into an annular solar eclipse. Why is that so? When is the next hybrid solar eclipse?
Protect your eyes during a solar eclipse. Sunglasses don't work.
Make a simple pinhole projector using 2 pieces of card or paper to safely watch a projection of a solar eclipse.
Instructions on how to DIY a pinhole projector using a cardboard box and household items to safely see a solar eclipse.
Make a Sun projector a pair of binoculars or a telescope to safely watch solar eclipses or a planet transit.