About Eclipses

Of all the interesting sights that can be seen in the sky, an eclipse is by far the most dramatic and amazing.  The sky is normally full of beauty and wonder, from dramatic rainbows to gentle conjunctions of the Moon and the visible planets.  But an eclipse can be awe-inspiring, and can even change the course of history!

To learn some basic eclipse information,  including the differences between a lunar and a solar eclipse, visit our What is an Eclipse page.

To learn more about what you can expect to see before, during and after a total eclipse of the Sun, visit our Total Solar Eclipse Phenomena page.

To learn more about why eclipses occur, and what’s happening with the orbit of the Moon, visit our Celestial Causes of Eclipses page.

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