“I think I can speak for the rest of the city staff in that we wish there were a way we could host one of these once a year.”
Hundreds of thousands of people are leaving the path of totality in the afterglow of the astronomical event.
One of the great joys of an eclipse is when it pushes you out of your way.
A veteran astronomer describes more than 60 years’ worth of memories from inside the moon’s shadow.
The nation’s dogged attempts to chase eclipses follow its own haphazard maturation.
Readers plan to take in the eclipse using psychedelic drugs, boat trips, and other diversions.
A space artist dreamed up the experience in a painting in 1989, nearly three decades before the actual event.
Traveling into the moon’s shadow with loved ones
The “Great American Eclipse” is a showcase for great (and sometimes not great) American branding efforts.
A tour of the solar eclipse’s path reveals a nation that fought to maintain a different sort of totality.
Previous presidents and political leaders have joined in the rare cosmic spectacle, but the president has no eclipse plans so far.
So you want to see the total eclipse ...
Some communities are anticipating the two-minute astronomical event through the lens of faith.
Something doesn’t add up.
The cosmic event may be fleeting, but your friends’ reactions will be worth capturing.
Under the moon’s shadow, humans have created both grand myths and scientific breakthroughs.
People are charging astronomical prices to rent out their homes for those chasing the moon’s shadow.
Finally, a spectacular celestial sight is accessible to all Americans, not just affluent globetrotters.
America’s skies are set to dim at a strange hour of its history.
The solar eclipse of 1878 was a chance for the young nation’s scientists to finally shine.
“Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”
Get your eclipse glasses and sunscreen ready.
Eclipses are a total sensory experience even for those who can’t see them.
This month’s solar eclipse is likely to put major pressures on infrastructure.
They’re essential for anyone who wants a direct view of the solar action—but knockoffs are dangerous, NASA warns.
We want to know how you’re celebrating the celestial event of the summer.
Babylonian tablets suggest that Earth’s rotation is slowing less than expected.
In some cases, their paintings have improved our scientific understanding of these strange cosmic events.
What happens to animals when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun