By: Eric Marti

Last edited by: Adilene Garcia

Spring 2018


Definition: The obscuration of the light of the moon by the intervention of the earth between it and the sun (lunareclipse) or the obscuration of the light of the sun by the intervention of the moon between it and a point on the earth (solar eclipse). (

This page is designed for the sole purpose of giving links to anyone who wants to learn about Eclipses. Each link has a variety of information that explain what Eclipses are, what causes an Eclipse, the types there are and much more.
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Eclipses during 2018

This website is strictly about 2018. What eclipses happened or are going to happen. This website also tells you what kind of eclipse happened on what day and how visible it was. It also has a few diagrams of some of the eclipses.
Updated; December 27, 2017 by Fred Espenak

Lunar Eclipse Pictures

This website has various links to many eclipses captured by people all around the world. There are simple pictures, as well as complex very detailed pictures, as well as a montage of pictures and multiple pictures shown together to show the entire eclipse in one image. The images also tell you where that specific image was taken.
updated: unknown author: unknown

Solar Eclipse: When is the Next One

This website shows you what a solar eclipse is and when the next one will be. It also talks about safety during an eclipse and what is safe and what isn't. This website also talks about type of eclipses and goes into depth about each. This article also compares ancient beliefs and observations of ancient eclipses versus modern ones.
updated: September 22, 2017 by Joe Rao

Eclipses and Transits

This website has the three main type of eclipses, but it also gives a brief definition of specific eclipses. It also tells you when certain planets will pass in between the earth and the sun as well as when that will occur.
author and published: unknown

Eclipse: Who, What, Where, When and How

This title is pretty self-explanatory. This article answers the what, where, when and how of a Total solar eclipse and the safest way to view it.
Updated: unknown Author: NASA

What is an Eclipse?
This website provides an article that explains how solar eclipses work and what different kinds of eclipses there are. This site even gives directions on how to watch a solar eclipse safely. This website is easy to navigate around and is written for high school audience.
Date modified: unknown, Author Craig Freudenrich

Phases Of The Moon
This website shows the faces of the moon as if you were straight up over the earth. It also explains the moon phases in understandable terms. Along with the diagram there is a paragraph describing the passage to understand each moon phase.
Last modified: Unknown, author: unknown

Total Lunar Eclipse
This is another NASA website. This page is actually an article about a previous lunar eclipse. This article explains the colors that come along with a total lunar eclipse. I think this site is good for high school and college students.
Last modified: April 6, 2011, Author unknown

Shadow Zones
This website talks about the different lunar eclipses that we have like total eclipse, partial eclipse and penumbral eclipses. It also explains in detail what the two different parts of the shadow casted by earth are.
Last updated on May 3, 2008, Author Ian Cameron Smith

Amazing Facts
Did you know that the longest duration for a total solar eclipse is 7.5 minutes? Well this website is designed by NASA and gives interesting facts about eclipses in particular solar eclipses. It is easily understandable when read and is written at a high school level.
Date modofied unknown, Author unknown

Solar and Lunar Eclipses of the Past
This is a website that will show you when any eclipse from the past, present, and/or future will or has taken place.. This website is well designed and this website is geared toward anyone and everyone who is interested about when the next time an eclipse of any kind will take place. My opinion of the site is that it is very well designed and has very good information on it. The site's author is Fred Espenak. This site was last viewed on May 6, 2009.

Science U Eclipses
This is a website with basic information about eclipses. It is aimed toward children who want to learn some basic information. My opinion of the site is that it is very basic and geared toward children but still has some good information on it. The site's author is not listed but the page was last updated Sat Oct 1 13:56:33 CDT 2005. This site was last viewed on May 6, 2009.

Solar Eclipse Geometry
Solar Eclipse Geometry

Standford Solar Center
This website is a good and simple source about solar eclipses. It not only describes what is happening but also talks a lot about solar eclipses from previous years for evidence. In my opinion this is a good website for basic and straight to the point information. It has decent graphics that explain everything well and is easily accessible. This website author is the Stanford Solar Center and was last update in 2008. This site was last viewed on May 16, 2010.

Nature of Eclipses
This website is a good target for those who can read and obtain information easily. There is a lot of thorough information about both lunar and solar eclipses. The website is a good site for those who would rather read than explore and is easily accessible. The website's author is Kevin Clarke and it does not show when it was last updated. This site was last viewed on May 16, 2009.

Lunar and Solar Animation
I choose to show a video from YouTube because the animation of eclipses helps those who are visual learners. The animation is very short but straight to the point. It mainly shows how exactly each elipse occurs and I think the point of view at which the video was made was perfect for demonstarting. Accessibility is plain and simple. The author of this video isn't completely known because it was subscribed by a user who found it but it was uploaded on July 16, 2007. This website was last viewed on May 16, 2010.

Eclipse Schedule
This website is pretty simple and aimed towards those who wish to observe an eclipse in the future. There are easy access links that are posted in order of when the next eclipse will occur. There is a list for both solar and lunar and with each link there is map to show the path the eclipse will take.The information provided by this website is a great source of information for those who hope to observe an eclipse. The author is the Astronomical Applications Department and was edited on March 4, 2010. This website was last viewed on May 16, 2009.

How Lunar Works
This website is great for information needed for lunar eclipses and for those starting high school. This is by far the best site I have come across. There is a lot of great information in adittion to pictures and a video. Overall, this website is easily accessible. This article is by Jessika Toothman and was last edited in 2008. This site was last viewed on May 16, 2010.

Lunar Eclipses For Beginners
This is a great wesite for anyone who needs basic information about Lunar eclipses. This website provides information on the three types of lunar eclipses which are a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, Partial Lunar Eclipse, and a Total Luanr Eclipse. Along with the description of the three types of Lunar Eclipses this website also provides information as to why the moon turns red during a Total Lunar Eclipse. In addition to that this website also includes a chart with information about Eclipses of the Moon from 2009-2015. The information on this website is very clear and easy for anyone to understand. Overall this website is a great source for anyone who wants to know a little more about lunar eclipses. The author of this Website is Fred Espenak and it was last revised on June 16, 2009.

Eclipse Facts
The information presented in this website is very basic facts about Eclipses. There are 25 facts that are the basics of learning about eclipses. It also tells you what eclipse is the best to witness.
published: June 27, 2016 by Michael E. Bakich

Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality
This is by far one of the best websites for students who need detailed information about Solar eclipses. This is a great website that goes into great detail explaining why eclipses happen. This website is a great resource for people who want to know how to view an eclipse. Not only does this website provide a world map of future eclipses, but it also contains an archive of eclipses from the past and it is all simple to acess. The author of this website is unknown but it is from the Exploratorium.

What Causes Eclipses of the Sun?
This website alike many others targets people who want to know what causes Eclipses. Although the website provides good
information I would not necessarily reccomend it for people who want to know about the actual facts and history of eclipses because it is not up -to- date. However, what I really enjoyed about this website is that it provides great visual examples to help explain the cause of an eclipse. So this would be a good website for visual learners to take a look at. The author of this website is Mike Hartrao and it was last up dated on October 23, 2002.

This here is an example of one of
the diagrams found on this website.

eclipse geometry
eclipse geometry

What Causes an Eclipse?

This article explains solar and lunar eclipses. It describes the frequency of each as well. In the article you will also find a brief passage of ancient beliefs of why eclipses occurred.
updated: April 25,2017 by Julia Drake

Eclipses National Geographic
This website is a very simple, yet useful website if you want basic facts. It provides good information regarding anual, total and lunar eclipses. However it doesnt go into much detail. So I would not recommend this website to people who hope to gain a great amount of information about eclipses. The author, and the date the page was last edited is unknown. However, this is from the National Geographic website.

ScienceCasts: Solar Eclipse in the USA
If you are interested in learning about eclipses and when it will occur in the U.S.,check out this website that has great information. It talks about the upcoming annular solar eclipse in the U.S, after almost eigtheen years. If youre interested in going to see it, it tells you where the annular eclipse will be seen. They mention Fred Espenak, NASA's leading eclipse expert, and his teachings of eclipses.
Updated:Jan 26, 2012, Uploaded by ScienceAtNASA

Lunar and Solar Eclipses
Learn about the formation of eclipses by visiting this site. Here you will read about the different types of eclipses; lunar, and solar. It also tells you when do each eclipse occur and how long they last. It also gives you a helpful tip on how to remember which is which.
Last modified: June 20, 2017 by NASA.

Eclipses: Sun-Earth-Moon

If you are a visual learner, check out this youtube video. It has information about all three objects. It also shows you what position each object is during a specific eclipse.