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Solar Eclipses

How Often Do Solar Eclipses Occur Anyway? | Joe Rao | Posted 04.27.2014 | Science

It's not likely that many people will witness the upcoming "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse on Tuesday (April 29), but if it were a total eclipse...

NEXT WEEK: Sun Will Appear As 'Ring Of Fire' In Some Parts Of The World | Geoff Gaherty | Posted 04.24.2014 | Science

The sun will look like a ring of fire above some remote parts of the world next Tuesday (April 29) during a solar eclipse, but most people around the...

NEXT WEEK: Year's Sole Solar Eclipse To Wow Skywatchers

Posted 11.10.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 11/09/2012 01:21 PM EST on The moon will blot out the sun next week in the only total solar eclipse of the year, ...

The Transit of Venus -- Coming to a Sky Near You Today!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.05.2012 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

If you missed the Transit of Venus in 2004, then today, June 5, 2012, is the last time you will see this rare astronomical event until December 2117! I can't begin to imagine society the next time a human sees the black dot of Venus in transit.

Skygazers Gear Up For Next Big Celestial Event

Posted 06.03.2012 | Science

If you're an amateur astronomer who plans on bringing out the telescope for some skywatching this Tuesday, send us pics of your rig and the transit! W...

TODAY: What ISS Astronauts Will See Of Solar Eclipse

Posted 05.20.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 05/20/2012 04:59 AM EDT on When the moon blocks the sun in a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse Su...

14 Fascinating Facts About Solar Eclipses

Posted 05.18.2012 | Science

How savvy are you about solar eclipses? You already know that eclipses like the one that will be visible in the U.S. on Sunday occur when the moon...

ECLIPSE HOW-TO: When, Where, How To View 'Ring Of Fire'

Posted 05.20.2012 | Science

If you catch a glimpse of this fiery phenomenon, be sure to tweet us your photos at @HuffPostScience, hashtag #solareclipse, or you can email us at sc...