Solar eclipses have fascinated humanity for many thousands of years, inspiring monuments and mythologies across the globe. And even in our scientific era, the sight of an eclipse is often awe-inspiring.
Now, astronomers at the European Space Agency (ESA) want to induce this event, using tandem satellites to block out the sun and study its elusive outer atmosphere for hours on end.
As summer begins astronomers have discovered a group of unusual sunspots of a size bigger than that of Earth.
A cluster of sunspots titled AR 2546 was detected on May 22 with a help of telescope Sky Watcher BKP 2008 HEQ5 SynScan PRO and could be visible even with a naked eye when using safelight filters.
Get your glasses ready, because in the wee hours of March 8th, the moon is set to pass in front of the sun, causing a total solar eclipse. Sadly, if you’re not located in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, or the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you’re going to miss out on the full effect. Bu other areas of Southeast and East Asia will still be treated to a partial eclipse, along with some parts of Australia and even Hawaii. If you’re located elsewhere in the world, not to worry – the Exploratorium will be live-streaming the eclipse on their website.