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Next Eclipse:

29 Apr 2014 - Annular Solar Eclipse
(Saros 148, umbral mag. 0.984, max. eclipse 06:03 UT
    annular: 05:57:50 UT to 06:09:20 UT)
The eclipse is visible as annular only from a tiny area in Antarctica. A partial eclipse will be seen over most of Australia.

Next Lunar Eclipse:

8 Oct 2014 - Total Lunar Eclipse
(Saros 127, umbral mag. 1.172, max. eclipse 10:55 UT
    total: 10:24:33 UT to 11:24:30 UT)
A total eclipse of the Moon will be visible from east Asia and North America, with the beginning of the total eclipse being visible from most of South America.

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, 2069.

Welcome to Eclipse at hermit.org!

What It Is

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.

When Can I see One

Lists, tables, databases and maps of past and future solar and lunar eclipses:
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.

Eclipse Science

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.

The hermit.org Eclipse Site

Information about this website, and who runs it; and more:
Help on using this site, and on finding information here.
What's New
What's changed here recently.
Search This Site
Search the entire Hermit Eclipse site by keyword.
Copyright Statement
Copyright and disclaimer for this site.
Advertising at hermit.org.
Contact the Webmaster

Links To Eclipse Information

First - Protect Your Eyes!

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.)

About The Editor

All eclipse times are in UT


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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