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Resources to help you stargaze and learn more about space.

April 8, 2024: Total Solar Eclipse

NASA reminds you:

NASA Logo | NASA Global Precipitation Measurement MissionEye Safety During an Eclipse

Observing our star, the Sun, can be safe and inspirational.

Except for a specific and brief period of time during a total solar eclipse, you must never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection, such as safe solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses). Eclipse glasses are NOT the same as regular sunglasses; regular sunglasses are not safe for viewing the Sun. During a total solar eclipse, you must wear your eclipse glasses (or use other solar filters) to view the Sun directly during the partial eclipse phase. You can only take your glasses off during the short time when the Moon completely obscures the Sun – known as the period of totality. If you don’t have eclipse glasses, you can use an indirect viewing method, such as a pinhole projector, which projects an image of the Sun onto a nearby surface.

(Source: NASA)

More About the Eclipse

The Moon and the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, NASA Goddard, Feb. 2024 (YouTube)

Space Photography


NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has been running an Astronomy Picture of the Day since 1996.

APOD is "originated, written, coordinated, and edited since 1995 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell." 

Check About APOD for mirror sites in many other languages as well as APOD social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit).

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NOIRLab Image of the Week (National Science Foundation)

NoirLab tracks ground-based, nighttime optical and infrared astronomy, and posts weekly images of their observations and tools.

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