To keep our staff, our colleagues, and our communities safe during this coronavirus pandemic, the Exploratorium won’t be sending a team to Chile to cover the December 14, 2020 solar eclipse as planned. To catch a potential live stream of the eclipse, please visit the NASA website or the Exploratorium Facebook or YouTube Channel.
The 2020 total solar eclipse will be visible only to those inside the red and blue stripe on this map—an area only about 70 miles wide. Viewers near the stripe, but not inside it, will see a partial solar eclipse.
Join Exploratorium astronomer Isabel Hawkins and Exploratorium educator Liliana Blanco as they explain the celestial mechanics of a total solar eclipse. Through demonstrations, they show how the moon, sun, and Earth align to create the cosmic coincidence that we see as a total solar eclipse. En Español
Únete a la astrónoma del Exploratorium Isabel Hawkins quien junto a la educadora del Exploratorium Liliana Blanco explican los movimientos de los astros durante un eclipse total de sol. A través de demostraciones, ellas muestran cómo la luna, el sol y la Tierra se alinean para crear la coincidencia cósmica que llamamos un eclipse total de sol.
Total solar eclipses happen when the moon crosses between the sun and Earth, but Earth doesn't experience a total solar eclipse every month. Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains why not.
With the help of the world-famous Kronos Quartet, Exploratorium composer Wayne Grim will turn the total solar eclipse on August 21 into a musical performance like no other. Find out how they'll pull it off.
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. Here are a few things you can start doing now to maximize your Eclipse 2017 experience. (En español.)
As the moon passes in front of the Sun, the eclipse goes through stages that provide an evolving spectacle, two plus hours of steadily changing views. Click on the images to see what you can see. (En español.)
SPONSOR: This livestream was made possible through generous grants from NASA. This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX16AB96A issued through the Science Education Mission Directorate. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS: We are proud to work with the following organizations to bring you this livestream: NASA and the Parker Solar Probe mission, Meade Instruments/Coronado, and Magnetic Image Video.