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Total Solar Eclipse

Aug. 21, 2017 will be America's best chance to see a total solar eclipse for the next seven years.

What It's Like Under A Total Solar Eclipse

By Evan Thomas | August 21, 2017

If you weren't in the path of the total solar eclipse, here's what you missed.

Meet The Man About To Witness His 27th Total Solar Eclipse

By Lauren Stephenson | August 18, 2017

Astronomer Donald Liebenberg has spent more time in totality — when the moon covers the sun — than any other person on Earth.

The Unofficial Solar Eclipse Theme Song Has An Interesting Origin

By Ryan Biek | August 17, 2017

Bonnie Tyler will be singing her classic "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on a cruise ship the very moment of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

NASA Is Sending Bacteria Into The Sky During The Total Solar Eclipse

By Lindsey Pulse | August 17, 2017

NASA is using balloons to send bacteria into the stratosphere. The test will see how something that lives on Earth responds to the conditions.

There's Only One Real Danger During A Total Solar Eclipse

By Evan Thomas | August 17, 2017

A total solar eclipse is a natural event. For the most part, it's no more dangerous than any other day.

Why The Total Solar Eclipse Is A Bigger Deal Than You'd Think

By Lauren Stephenson | August 16, 2017

The path of the Aug. 21 eclipse will give astronomers the opportunity for some rare solar research.

The Nonscientific Reasons Everyone Is Geeking Out Over The Eclipse

By Lauren Stephenson | August 14, 2017

Phil Plait, aka the "Bad Astronomer," chatted with Newsy about the upcoming total solar eclipse and why he thinks there's so much hype.

Learning A Ton Of New Science From 2 Minutes Of A Total Solar Eclipse

By Evan Thomas | August 14, 2017

The 2017 total solar eclipse is special. Unlike 1919, we now have the technology to study its entire journey over the U.S.

How An Eclipse Messes With Our Weather And The Power Grid

By Evan Thomas | August 7, 2017

When an eclipse blocks out the sun, it affects the weather — and causes hiccups in an increasingly solar-dependent power grid.

A Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming, And The US Has Prime Seats

By Madeline Carl | July 12, 2017

The U.S. has front row seats to the upcoming solar eclipse. Here's what you need to know.

One Airline Will Let A Lucky Few Watch The Solar Eclipse From The Sky

By Ryan Biek | June 27, 2017

Alaska Airlines says the lucky few winners of its contest will get a special view of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

USPS To Release First-Of-Its-Kind Stamp For Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

By Tyler Adkisson | June 19, 2017

To celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse, the U.S. Postal Service will offer a stamp that "eclipses" when you touch it.

Just How Popular Is August's Total Solar Eclipse Going To Be?

By Evan Thomas | June 19, 2017

The 2017 total solar eclipse is expected to attract millions of people to its path across the U.S.

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