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Trump Likes Image of Him 'Eclipsing' Obama

He also tweets about Mitch McConnell and James Clapper

(Newser) - It's been another busy morning for President Trump on Twitter . He's hit a wide range of topics, but one tweet in particular drawing attention is actually a retweet of a supporter's eclipse joke. It shows an image of Trump gradually coming closer to one of President Obama,... More »

Your Eclipse Glasses Don't Have to End Up in the Trash

There's a better way

(Newser) - If you think your options for what to do next with those now-relatively-useless eclipse glasses are only A) put them in a memory box or B) put them in a trash can, good news. Gizmodo reports on a pleasant option C) give them to kids in need. The president of... More »

How to Tell If the Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

Looking at sun for 20 seconds 'definitely too long'

(Newser) - Despite many warnings about the possibility of permanent eye damage—and, in one case, the advice of a presidential aide —a lot of people ended up looking at the sun during Monday's eclipse without the recommended solar filter. Jacob Chung, chief of ophthalmology at New Jersey's Englewood... More »

14 Stunning Eclipse Photos

Americans got a treat on Monday

(Newser) - Americans were gazing in wonder through telescopes, cameras, and protective glasses Monday as the moon began blotting out the midday sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the US from coast to coast in nearly a century. Scientists said the eclipse would cast a shadow that would race... More »

How Procrastinators Can View Today's Stunning Eclipse

Millions flock to band of totality

(Newser) - There goes the sun: America is getting ready to witness the first total solar eclipse visible from the lower 48 states since 1979—and the first to sweep across the entire country since 1918. Over 90 minutes, the eclipse will travel across the US as the moon blocks out the... More »

Experts: Maybe Don't Watch Monday's Solar Eclipse

Just a few seconds of looking at an eclipse can do lasting eye damage

(Newser) - Experts really can't stress enough how much you absolutely shouldn't look at this Monday's eclipse without proper eye protection—and maybe not even then. "There are serious risks associated with viewing a solar eclipse directly, even when using solar filter glasses," USA Today quotes Ohio... More »

People Are Losing Their Heads Over the Eclipse. Not Literally This Time

What to expect when total solar eclipse hits US for 1st time in 99 years

(Newser) - On Monday, the US will have a view of a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years. We know that thanks to the hard, sometimes-life-risking work of astronomers over thousands of years. In a history of eclipse predictions, BuzzFeed reports two Chinese astronomers were beheaded by the... More »

People Are Freaking Out About 2017 Solar Eclipse

It's predicted to be a once-in-a-lifetime event

(Newser) - It's still 10 months away, but sky gazers are already bursting with excitement—and booking vacations—over what is predicted to be "one of the most spectacular and widely accessible solar shows of our lifetime," per Mother Nature Network . On Aug. 21, 2017, the US will be... More »

Here's How the World Saw the Supermoon Eclipse

Apocalypse fails to arrive during celestial event

(Newser) - Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon Sunday night. It was the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won't again until 2033. When a full moon makes its closest approach to... More »

How to Watch This Weekend's Supermoon Eclipse

It will be visible to 2B people

(Newser) - There's another supermoon on Sunday night—but this time it's a supermoon eclipse. As Time explains, the supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, and Sunday's will be around 14% bigger than usual. And a lunar eclipse, of course, is when the... More »

Total Eclipse of the Sun Coming to a Yard Near You

Mark your calendars for Aug. 21, 2017

(Newser) - Ever dreamed of seeing the sky darken and the stars twinkle in the middle of a summer's day? Then mark your calendar for Aug. 21, 2017, because if you're in the US the chances are good that you'll be among the 200 million or so people within... More »

'Impossible' Selenelion Eclipse Happens Tomorrow

Total lunar eclipse will coincide with rising sun

(Newser) - Early risers east of the Mississippi tomorrow might be able to see something that should be impossible under the rules of celestial geometry: a rare "selenelion" eclipse in which a total eclipse of the moon can be seen at the same time as the rising sun, Space.com reports.... More »

Here's the Blood Moon You Missed

3 more total lunar eclipses are coming

(Newser) - Didn't stay up until the wee hours to catch today's blood moon ? No problem. Enjoy our photo gallery, then come back for some facts about the total lunar eclipse:
  • It was the first of a "tetrad," four such complete eclipses we'll see this year
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Solar Eclipse Wows Aussies

Next total solar eclipse won't be until 2015

(Newser) - From boats bobbing on the Great Barrier Reef, to hot air balloons hovering over the rainforest, and the hilltops and beaches in between, tens of thousands of scientists, tourists, and amateur astronomers watched as the sun, moon, and Earth aligned and plunged northern Australia into darkness during a total solar... More »

Curiosity Snaps Mars Solar Eclipse

Partial eclipse was brief, tiny

(Newser) - The latest celestial images from Curiosity, NASA's Mars rover, show a partial solar eclipse as Martian moon Phobos crosses the sun. The eclipse isn't quite as impressive as one on Earth would be, Space.com explains, because Phobos is just 14 miles across, so it only covers a... More »

SF Woman Blames Car Crash on Eclipse

She says she was blinded by glare when she hit pedestrians

(Newser) - A San Francisco driver blamed the moon moving in front of the sun for preventing her from spotting the pedestrians moving in front of her vehicle. The 26-year-old woman told cops that she had looked at the "ring of fire" annular eclipse and had been temporarily blinded by its... More »

'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Tonight

Annular solar eclipse visible from western US

(Newser) - For the first time this century, the sun will partially disappear behind the moon over the US tonight, leaving a “ring of fire” around the moon in what is known as an annular eclipse. The solar event will be best viewed from 33 national parks that will experience the... More »

Sky-Watchers Relish Total Lunar Eclipse

Moon-lovers revel in 'orangy-red' color

(Newser) - Moon watchers in the western US, Hawaii, and elsewhere across the globe were treated yesterday to a rare celestial phenomenon: a total lunar eclipse. For 51 minutes starting at 6:06 a.m. PST, the Earth's shadow completely blocked the moon. The moon took on a reddish glow, as... More »

Indian Woman Killed in Eclipse Stampede

(Newser) - A woman was killed early today in a stampede at the Ganges River where thousands of devout Hindus gathered to witness a total eclipse of the sun, AP reports. Millions poured outside to see the longest eclipse of the 21st Century. But many in the superstitious nation fearfully huddled indoors... More »

Eclipse Dazzles Asia

(Newser) - The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century is providing a sensation in parts of India, China, and throughout Asia. In some areas, the eclipse has lasted 6 minutes and 39 seconds. To see photos—it's just a partial eclipse in many regions—click on Slideshow, at left. More »

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