On August 21, an eclipse will sweep across the United States, from the redwood forests of Oregon to the shores of South Carolina. Read The Atlantic’s coverage here.
“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.
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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.
On August 21, the Great American Eclipse will sweep the country from coast to coast, covering the land below in…
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.