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You Can Recycle Those Solar Eclipse Glasses
Don't Toss Those
Solar Eclipse Glasses

Don't Toss Those Solar Eclipse Glasses

Here's how you can recycle them

(Newser) - North America is full of solar eclipse glasses that are now of little use for a couple decades (sooner if you don't mind traveling a bit ). And even if you were planning on saving them for the next eclipse, most shouldn't be reused after more than three...

You Can Wait Till 2045 for Next Full Eclipse—or Just 2 Years

If you're willing to leave the US, there are a few upcoming options for a total solar event

(Newser) - It's being dubbed as possibly the "most viewed astronomical event in history," so we get it if you didn't get to see yesterday's total solar eclipse and are bummed you missed out. reports that the next total solar eclipse in the US will...

'This May Be the Most Viewed Astronomical Event in History'

Monday's total solar eclipse, in photos

(Newser) - A chilly, midday darkness fell across North America on Monday as a total solar eclipse raced across the continent, thrilling those lucky enough to behold the spectacle through clear skies, the AP reports. Street lights blinked on and the planets came into view, as the moon shrouded the sun for...

Break Out Your Glasses: It's Eclipse Time
Everything You Need to
Know for Monday's Eclipse

Everything You Need to Know for Monday's Eclipse

For some, it's 'as close to a religious moment' as one can get

(Newser) - The big day is here, and we hope you have your glasses ready. A total solar eclipse—when the moon moves directly between the sun and Earth—is set for Monday afternoon, moving from Mexico through 15 US states and then up toward Canada, per . How much of...

Eclipse Watchers, Consider Wearing Red or Green

No, it's not Christmas in April—it's the best way to witness the 'Purkinje effect'

(Newser) - Warnings have been issued over the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, with some areas even calling for a state of emergency . Now, a much more intriguing (and fun) phenomenon tied to the celestial event—one that involves viewers donning red and green outfits for their viewing parties to maximize the...

New York Inmates Win the Right to Watch Eclipse

Department of Corrections says it will allow prisoners who sued to view the cosmic event

(Newser) - The inmates at a New York prison who sued for the right to watch Monday's solar eclipse will get to observe the historic event after all. Lawyers for the six inmates at Woodbourne Correctional Facility who filed a lawsuit on religious grounds now say the state's Department of...

Inmates in Prime Eclipse Path Sue for a Viewing

New York state prisoners say lockdown violates religious rights to witness the celestial event

(Newser) - Inmates in New York are suing the state corrections department over the decision to lock down prisons during next Monday's total solar eclipse. The suit filed Friday in federal court in upstate New York argues that the April 8 lockdown violates inmates' constitutional rights to practice their faiths by...

Canada's Niagara Region Calls State of Emergency on Eclipse

Niagara Falls mayor says he expects to see most visitors to his city ever in a single day on April 8

(Newser) - Ontario's Niagara Region has declared a state of emergency as it prepares to welcome up to a million visitors for the solar eclipse in early April. The total solar eclipse on April 8 will be the first to touch the province since 1979, and Niagara Falls was declared by...

One of the Sky's Brightest Stars Will Briefly Vanish Monday

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgone?

(Newser) - One of the biggest and brightest stars in the night sky will momentarily vanish as an asteroid passes in front of it to produce a one-of-a-kind eclipse. The rare and fleeting spectacle, late Monday into early Tuesday, should be visible to millions of people along a narrow path stretching from...

Some in US May See This on Saturday
Some in US
May See This
on Saturday

Some in US May See This on Saturday

Annular 'ring of fire' solar eclipse visible from Oregon, Southwest; others can see partial eclipse

(Newser) - It's a solar eclipse weekend, though the show on Saturday will range from the spectacular (parts of Oregon and the Southwest) to the less so (the Northeast) across the US. Specifically, it's an annular solar eclipse, which features a "ring of fire" for those in the right...

We Won't See a Moon Like Tuesday's for 2-Plus Years

Blood moon caused by total lunar eclipse is set for Election Day

(Newser) - Better catch the moon's disappearing act Tuesday—there won't be another like it for more than two years. The total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hour—the farther west, the better—and across Asia, Australia, and the rest of the Pacific after...

Here's What the 'Ring of Fire' Looked Like
The 'Ring of Fire'
Eclipse Looked
Like This

The 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Looked Like This

People in the eastern hemisphere saw the sun 85% covered by the moon

(Newser) - Stargazers in Africa, Asia, and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies this weekend to witness a partial solar eclipse, the AP reports. It was known as a "ring of fire" because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun. It started at at 11:...

The 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Is Coming This Weekend

Here's how to see it, weather permitting

(Newser) - Star-lovers will get a rare treat this weekend when an annual solar eclipse accompanies the summer solstice—and this one will be a "ring of fire" in which the sun is visible around the moon's edges, CNN reports. It can be seen Saturday and Sunday in parts of...

Total Eclipse Wows Chile, Argentina
Total Eclipse Was 
'Greatest Ever'
for Astronomers

Total Eclipse Was 'Greatest Ever' for Astronomers

Path included powerful observatories

(Newser) - Eclipse-watchers from around the world gathered in South America on Tuesday for the last total eclipse of the decade. As the moon passed between the Earth and the sun, a 6,000-mile band of darkness caused by its shadow stretched across northern Chile and Argentina, as well as uninhabited Oeno...

Total Lunar Eclipse Came With Supermoon Bonus

'Blood moon' totality lasted an hour

(Newser) - The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus. On Sunday night, the moon, Earth, and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America where skies were clear. There won't be another until the year 2021. It...

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,...

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...

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...

Solar Eclipse Begins Putting On Its Show
14 Stunning
Eclipse Photos

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...

What to Know for the Big Eclipse
How Procrastinators Can
View Today's Stunning Eclipse

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...

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