Solar and lunar eclipses are spectacular sights. The shadow of Earth sweeping across the Moon, illuminating its grey surface in a blood red is breathtaking. But nothing quite compares to watching the Moon slowly eclipse the Sun until the its black disk is set against the ghostly white corona.

Below you’ll find what you need to plan how to take eclipse photographs, image sequences, and time-lapse videos. We can also help you peer at these sights safely and even provide class project ideas if you want to make the most out of your eclipse time.

You can also check our news section for information on upcoming visible eclipses, including the total solar eclipse visible across North America in 2017.

January’s Total Lunar Eclipse

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years graces the skies above North America. The Western United States, including Alaska and Hawaiʻi, has the best view.

Diamond of Three Rings

A total solar eclipse offers the most spectacular of jewels, the diamond ring, as the Moon blocks all but a small part of the Sun's brilliance.