My timeanddate.com colleague Anne Buckle has been profiled in the Norwegian newspaper Solabladet, talking about tomorrow’s annular solar eclipse across the northern hemisphere. Meanwhile, I’m quoted in Andrew Fazekas’s excellent piece about the eclipse in National Geographic.
Our timeanddate.com broadcast of yesterday’s total lunar eclipse included an interview with our streaming partners in Hawaii: Preethi Krishnamoorthy and Avinash Surendran, aka the Starry Knights. During the interview, Preethi told us about her work with the remarkable PANOPTES citizen-science project.
EarthSky has re-printed our timeanddate.com article about the forthcoming eclipse season: a total lunar eclipse on May 26, and an annular solar eclipse on June 10. Between the years 1600 and 2599, there are 2108 eclipse seasons. Of these, 126 seasons contain a pair of full eclipses: one total or annular solar eclipse, plus oneContinue reading “The May-June 2021 eclipse season”
Global Astronomy Month is in full swing… Led by Astronomers Without Borders — and supported by timeanddate.com — the event is a global celebration of the Universe. The biggest event in the sky during the month is a conjunction of the Moon and Mars on April 17.
The Earth … has been spinning unusually fast lately. 2020 included the 28 shortest days since 1960. Image: timeanddate.com Our timeanddate.com story on the Earth’s quickening rotation is generating a lot of interest, from the Daily Express to Live Science to USA Today. Update (17 January): There’s also coverage of the story in Spanish-language media,Continue reading “Earth in a spin”
We have known for thousands of years that the sky is full of harmonies and rhythms. Pythagoras called it the “music of the spheres.” As part of the build-up to next week’s great conjunction, Steffen Thorsen (CEO of timeanddate.com) and I have written a piece for Sky & Telescope on the pattern of closer-than-usual approachesContinue reading “Visualizing the music of the spheres”
Yesterday was the first big eclipse of 2020: an annular solar eclipse across Africa and Asia. We broadcast it live on timeanddate.com, with the help of our streaming partners around the world. Special thanks go to Neelam and Ajay Talwar, who gave us a beautiful feed of “the ring of fire” from Sirsa in northernContinue reading “The fellowship of the ring”
Our livestream concluded with an eclipsed sun setting behind the Andes. Thank you to everyone in San José de Jáchal, Argentina, who helped us deliver a fabulous timeanddate.com livestream of last week’s total solar eclipse. The support we received from the Municipalidad de Jáchal was simply incredible; we’re especially grateful to Domingo Martinez and MatíasContinue reading “Gracias a San José de Jáchal”
In the 22 months since the ‘Great American’ total solar eclipse swept across the USA, we’ve had three total lunar eclipses and four partial solar eclipses. Now, the big Moondance is back… On 2 July a total solar eclipse will take place over the South Pacific Ocean and a narrow strip of Chile and Argentina.Continue reading “The return of the Moondance”
We are enormously grateful to the brilliant teams around the world who supported our live coverage of yesterday’s total lunar eclipse on timeanddate.com. Alas, it seemed like most of the night-time side of earth was covered in cloud… However, we obtained some truly spectacular images from timeanddate’s mobile observatory in Ouarzazate, Morocco, and the GriffithContinue reading “The moon, the earth’s shadow, and some clouds…”