Solar Eclipse Coverage
Three years ago: The Great America Eclipse
If you saw the total solar eclipse three years ago Friday, you were in good company. A University of Michigan study estimates 215 million people experienced the eclipse, nearly double the viewership of the previous year's Super Bowl.
Solar eclipse 2020: When and where to see the annular eclipse
This weekend, stargazers in the Eastern Hemisphere will be treated to an annular solar eclipse on the heels of the summer solstice. This type of eclipse is characterized by its stunning "ring of fire" since it's not a total eclipse and edges of the sun can still be seen around the moon.
See the rare transit of Mercury on Monday
On Monday, Nov. 11, Mercury will pass in front of the Sun. Unlike solar eclipses which are measured in minutes, transits of inner planets like Mercury are measured in hours, so there will be plenty of time to experience this.
100 years ago today, a solar eclipse helped confirm Einstein's theories on gravity
On May 29, 1919, British astronomers Frank Dyson and Arthur Eddington positioned themselves in the path of a total solar eclipse, on opposite sides of the Atlantic, for an experiment putting Einstein's theories on gravity to the test. Their results would prove to be one of the most important physics experiments of the 20th century.
19 things to look forward to in 2019
You did it! You survived the passage of time and made it to another year, which means it's time to bask in the fleeting enthusiasm that comes with new resolutions and fresh planners and a slate wiped (kind of) clean of all of 2018's garbage. Savor that feeling, because before you know it, 2019 will become just as exhausting and weird.