Next Eclipse in one day:
- 25 May 2013 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- (Saros 150, penumbral mag. 0.040, max. eclipse 04:10 UT
penumb: 03:43:09 UT to 04:37:05 UT)
An extremely shallow penumbral eclipse will be almost impossible to
see from the Americas, western Africa, and south-west Europe (and
actually impossible to see everywhere else). With only 4% of
the Moon's diameter being just very slightly dimmed, I'd stay in bed!
Next Solar Eclipse:
- 3 Nov 2013 - Hybrid Solar Eclipse
- (Saros 143, umbral mag. 1.016, max. eclipse 12:46 UT
annular/total: 11:05:17 UT to 14:27:42 UT)
The path starts in the Atlantic east of Florida, moves southward as
it travels east, and crosses central Africa.
The maximum duration is 1 minute 40 seconds, and the path width at
maximum is 58 kilometers.
Next Total Lunar Eclipse:
- 15 Apr 2014 - Total Lunar Eclipse
- (Saros 122, umbral mag. 1.296, max. eclipse 07:46 UT
total: 07:06:21 UT to 08:24:59 UT)
A total eclipse of the Moon will be visible from the Americas,
with the end of the total eclipse being visible from eastern
Next Total Solar Eclipse:
- 20 Mar 2015 - Total Solar Eclipse
- (Saros 120, umbral mag. 1.045, max. eclipse 09:46 UT
total: 09:09:32 UT to 10:21:20 UT)
A total eclipse will be visible in the vicinity of the British Isles
in the morning; it will be visible from the Faroes, but not from the
UK. The path crosses between Scotland and Iceland, over the Faroe
islands, and into the Arctic. A 90% partial eclipse
will be seen in north-west Scotland.
This is from the same Saros series as the eclipse of Jan 24 1925,
and is the last-but-one total eclipse in its Saros series. The next
eclipse in the triple-Saros series is a partial eclipse, on Apr 21,
Welcome to Eclipse at hermit.org!
What is an eclipse, and the effects that eclipses
have on the Earth. Information about:
- What Happens In A Lunar Eclipse
- What you might see during a lunar eclipse.
- What Happens In A Solar Eclipse
- What happens during a solar eclipse.
- Observe An Eclipse Safely
- The best way to observe and photograph an eclipse.
- Eclipse Eye Safety
- Eye safety during a solar eclipse.
Lists, tables, databases and maps of past and future solar and
- Solar Eclipse Listing
- A list of recent and future solar eclipses.
- Lunar Eclipse Listing
- A summary of recent and future lunar eclipses.
- Eclipse Statistics
- A collection of eclipse statistics.
- Eclipse Search Engine
- A searchable database of 5,000 years of eclipses.
- What's The Time?
- A note on the times listed for eclipses.
Information about why solar eclipses happen:
- The Earth and Moon
- A little introduction to how the Earth and Moon move around the Sun,
phases of the Moon, and all that.
- Mechanics of Solar Eclipses
- Explanation of the the types of solar eclipses, and why they occur.
- Mechanics of Lunar Eclipses
- A look at the mechanics of lunar eclipses.
- When Eclipses Occur
- A look at why eclipses happen when they do.
- Lunar Months
- A different look at eclipse prediction, showing how the cycles
of the Moon dictate when eclipses occur.
- The Sun
- Information on the Sun, which is at the root of all eclipses.
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Failure to use appropriate viewing precautions when viewing a
solar eclipse may result in permanent eye damage or blindness!
Read Fred Espenak's guide to Eye
Safety During Solar Eclipses. (Lunar eclipses -- when you're
just looking at the Moon, at night -- are safe.)
This information is not original work by me; it is simply a
summary and interpretation of information available elsewhere
(see the links page). While I've
tried to reproduce and interpret this information accurately, I
may have got it wrong, since I am not an
expert. If I have, sorry, but I can't be held responsible.
If you need accurate information, check the original sources.
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