Eclipse Stories

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


NASA’s LRO Observes 2024 Solar Eclipse Shadow

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Editor’s Note, April 16, 2024: This story has been updated to remove an unclear secondary image and caption. As the Moon blotted out the Sun to viewers across the United States during the April 8 solar eclipse, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance…

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Against a black background, the total solar eclipse. It is a black circle surrounded by white, wispy streams of light that flow away from the black circle in every direction.

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

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On April 8, 2024, the Moon’s shadow swept across North America, treating millions to a breathtaking view of a total solar eclipse. As the Moon passed in front of the Sun, it revealed the Sun’s wispy white outer atmosphere —…

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A photo showing a sequence of the different stages of the eclipse going across the sky.

More Than 36,000 Volunteers Helped Do NASA Eclipse Science

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Thank you for helping us out! Over 36,000 people helped do NASA Science during Monday’s total solar eclipse. Together, these volunteers submitted more than 60,000 vital pieces of eclipse data to NASA science projects. More than 30,000 volunteers with the SunSketcher project…

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The Sun, seen in red with bright orange area, partially covered by black circle coming from the top left – the Moon.

Harnessing the 2024 Eclipse for Ionospheric Discovery with HamSCI

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As the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, draws closer, a vibrant community of enthusiastic amateur radio operators, known as “hams,” is gearing up for an exciting project with the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI) group. Our goal…

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