Solar eclipses

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How and when to watch the solar eclipse on Thursday
The moon will partially cover the sun in the UK later this week, but some parts of the northern hemisphere will experience a total eclipse

Stuart Clark

07, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Total solar eclipse: thousands in Chile and Argentina marvel at 'something supreme'
Best views were in the Atacama desert, where a total eclipse has not occurred since 1592

Guardian staff and agencies

03, Jul, 2019 @12:32 AM

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‘Captivating’ – BFI shares first footage of a solar eclipse from 1900
Magician John Nevil Maskelyne captured the moon passing in front of the sun while in the US

Ian Sample Science editor

30, May, 2019 @6:19 PM

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100 years on: the pictures that changed our view of the universe
Arthur Eddington’s photographs of the 1919 solar eclipse proved Einstein right and ushered in a century where gravity was king

Robin McKie

12, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The US feels chilly, while storms wreak havoc in Africa and China
World weatherwatch: Lives were lost in a mudslide in Sierra Leone and during typhoon Hato in southern China

Tamsin Green (MetDesk)

27, Aug, 2017 @8:30 PM

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Late-night hosts on the solar eclipse: 'That was Melania's chance to escape'
Comics, including Trevor Noah and Conan O’Brien, addressed yesterday’s solar eclipse and Trump glancing at the sun sans protective glasses

Jake Nevins

22, Aug, 2017 @3:20 PM

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'Worth everything': America takes in total solar eclipse from coast to coast
Viewers along the path of totality were treated to two minutes of nighttime in the day and the otherwise unimaginable sight of a 360-degree sunset

Jamiles Lartey in New York, Lily Raff McCaulou in Madras, Oregon, and Mike Seely in Portland

22, Aug, 2017 @8:49 AM

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'Not too bright': Trump trolled for staring at the eclipse with no eye protection
The internet has had fun with images of the US president looking up at the sky during the eclipse without glasses, in defiance of repeated health warnings

Guardian staff

22, Aug, 2017 @12:57 AM

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Total solar eclipse captivates America – as it happened
A rare and remarkable cosmic spectacle took place in America today, with the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century

Adam Gabbatt in New York

21, Aug, 2017 @8:52 PM

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How to tell if you damaged your eyes during the eclipse
Use this simple test to find out if viewing the eclipse through a kitchen colander has blinded you

Guardian staff

21, Aug, 2017 @8:13 PM

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Eclipse: the view from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean
A chartered Alaska Airlines flight offered eclipse enthusiasts a chance at a unique view of the phenomenon: ‘A dream come true’

Mike Seely over the Pacific Ocean

21, Aug, 2017 @8:05 PM

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How to view today's solar eclipse from the UK
At about 8pm, with protective glasses or a card and pinhole at the ready, you could view a partial eclipse from the UK

Nicola Davis

21, Aug, 2017 @3:01 PM

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