How do Flat Earth truthers explain the eclipse? These weird-as-hell videos explain it.

It is widely understood that on August 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979. For a few brief, blissful moments, the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, blocking the star from view for anyone within a 70-mile path that cuts across the United States. […]

Man who suffered eye damage in 1962 eclipse warns others not to make the same mistakes

A total solar eclipse is slated to happen on Monday, as the Moon will cross in front of the Sun, blotting out the light from our favorite star for a couple of minutes along a 70-mile-wide swath of the U.S. that runs from Oregon to South Carolina. Countless millions of Americans will be watching — […]

How to make sure your eclipse glasses actually work

Don’t fry your eyeballs with counterfeits. You’ve planned your road trip, downloaded your science apps, and bought yourself a pair of shiny new spectacles: you’re ready for the eclipse. But is your eyewear is up to the task? With the Great American Eclipse approaching, demand for eclipse glasses—with special lenses designed to keep the sun […]

South Carolina Warns to Beware of Lizard Men During Eclipse

Is the state of South Carolina getting a little edgy? Just days after issuing a warning to residents about possible Bigfoot sightings coming from the direction of North Carolina, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) sent out a bulletin asking residents to be on the lookout for Lizard Man during the upcoming solar eclipse […]

Eclipse Overload: What If the Sun Were Blocked for Years?

Total solar eclipses are astonishing events to witness, and preparations for them — particularly for eclipses with paths that are visible to large numbers of people, such as the Aug. 21 eclipse — can generate widespread “eclipse fever” that lasts for months. However, the eclipse itself speeds by all too quickly, with the total eclipse […]

That time a city scared itself silly over a total solar eclipse

In October 1976, a total solar eclipse engulfed southern Australia and the city of Melbourne in darkness. Roving eclipse seekers and local astronomy fans welcomed the shadow. Robin Hirst, an astronomy lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s State College, watched the eclipse from a rooftop accompanied by 60 students. The Astronomical Society of Victoria hired […]