Eclipses & Citizen Science

A purple Moon with a bright white, wispy solar atmosphere billowing out around it. It fills the red and purple background.

Observing a solar eclipse is one of many ways to get in on the fun of doing science. You can get involved with NASA science by participating in a number of NASA-funded citizen science projects. Citizen science projects are collaborations between scientists and interested members of the public. Through these collaborations, volunteers (known as citizen scientists) have helped make thousands of important scientific discoveries.

Here are a few of NASA’s citizen science projects related to the Sun and eclipses:

Citizen science is a big part of the Heliophysics Big Year. The Heliophysics Big Year is a global celebration of solar science and the Sun’s influence on Earth and the entire solar system. Join us October 2023 to December 2024 and learn more here.

Want to participate in citizen science during the total solar eclipse on April 8? Learn more about those opportunities on NASA's 2024 total solar eclipse website.

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