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Next US Total Solar Eclipse (Apr 8, 2024)

Eclipses Through the Years

 digitally combined short and long exposures that were processed to highlight faint and extended features in the corona of the total solar eclipse
Eclipses Through the Years

Marvel at human-captured images of eclipses over the last millennium.

Eclipses have been occurring on Earth since long before humans walked the planet. Throughout time, humans have had different interpretations of and reactions to these striking celestial events. But it wasn't until the mid-19th century that people figured out how to photograph solar eclipses. Before there was photography, the only way to record what they looked like was by swiftly sketching them. Totality only lasts a few minutes, so there was limited time to draw what they observed.