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Eclipse Flight Goes Off Course at Controllers' Instruction

FAA, Delta had suggested heavy traffic might disrupt airline plans

(Newser) - Passengers who booked a special flight to have an airborne view of totality during the eclipse on Monday were thwarted by air traffic controllers, Delta Air Lines said. The plane veered slightly off the path of totality when controllers would not allow it to make the turns planned so passengers...

You Can Recycle Those Solar Eclipse Glasses
Don't Toss Those
Solar Eclipse Glasses

Don't Toss Those Solar Eclipse Glasses

Here's how you can recycle them

(Newser) - North America is full of solar eclipse glasses that are now of little use for a couple decades (sooner if you don't mind traveling a bit ). And even if you were planning on saving them for the next eclipse, most shouldn't be reused after more than three...

Mom Who Threw Kids Onto Freeway Was Astrologer, Upset by Eclipse

But police aren't considering the celestial event to be a contributing factor

(Newser) - A woman who authorities say fatally stabbed her partner at their Los Angeles apartment Monday then threw her two children from a moving SUV onto the freeway, killing her infant daughter, was an astrologer who called the impending solar eclipse "the epitome of spiritual warfare" in an online post...

You Can Wait Till 2045 for Next Full Eclipse—or Just 2 Years

If you're willing to leave the US, there are a few upcoming options for a total solar event

(Newser) - It's being dubbed as possibly the "most viewed astronomical event in history," so we get it if you didn't get to see yesterday's total solar eclipse and are bummed you missed out. reports that the next total solar eclipse in the US will...

'This May Be the Most Viewed Astronomical Event in History'

Monday's total solar eclipse, in photos

(Newser) - A chilly, midday darkness fell across North America on Monday as a total solar eclipse raced across the continent, thrilling those lucky enough to behold the spectacle through clear skies, the AP reports. Street lights blinked on and the planets came into view, as the moon shrouded the sun for...

Greene Sticks to Post Calling Eclipses a Sign From God

They're predictable but still a message, GOP lawmaker says after blowback

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has conceded that eclipses are predictable but stuck to her contention that they can be signs from God to repent. Greene had posted on X on Friday that the earthquake in New York and the total solar eclipse that arrived Monday were messages. "God is...

Here's the First Photo of the Total Solar Eclipse

Skywatchers in Mazatlan, Mexico, experienced it first

(Newser) - Mazatlan, Mexico, was thrust into the spotlight on Monday due to its special status as the first place where the solar eclipse appeared in North America. The small Pacific beach town experienced totality at 2:07 ET; it lasted for four minutes and 17 seconds, reports the Guardian . Totality will...

Break Out Your Glasses: It's Eclipse Time
Everything You Need to
Know for Monday's Eclipse

Everything You Need to Know for Monday's Eclipse

For some, it's 'as close to a religious moment' as one can get

(Newser) - The big day is here, and we hope you have your glasses ready. A total solar eclipse—when the moon moves directly between the sun and Earth—is set for Monday afternoon, moving from Mexico through 15 US states and then up toward Canada, per . How much of...

Why It's 'Totality or Bust' for Some Eclipse Viewers

Writer Joel Achenbach captures the magic that happens in the path of totality

(Newser) - "Totality or bust," writes Joel Achenbach in an essay for the Washington Post . "That's the attitude of the serious eclipse aficionado." For the casual eclipse viewer outside the path of totality, Achenbach captures the "supernatural vibe" we'll be missing, which only occurs when...

Eclipse Watchers, Consider Wearing Red or Green

No, it's not Christmas in April—it's the best way to witness the 'Purkinje effect'

(Newser) - Warnings have been issued over the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, with some areas even calling for a state of emergency . Now, a much more intriguing (and fun) phenomenon tied to the celestial event—one that involves viewers donning red and green outfits for their viewing parties to maximize the...

New York Inmates Win the Right to Watch Eclipse

Department of Corrections says it will allow prisoners who sued to view the cosmic event

(Newser) - The inmates at a New York prison who sued for the right to watch Monday's solar eclipse will get to observe the historic event after all. Lawyers for the six inmates at Woodbourne Correctional Facility who filed a lawsuit on religious grounds now say the state's Department of...

Inmates in Prime Eclipse Path Sue for a Viewing

New York state prisoners say lockdown violates religious rights to witness the celestial event

(Newser) - Inmates in New York are suing the state corrections department over the decision to lock down prisons during next Monday's total solar eclipse. The suit filed Friday in federal court in upstate New York argues that the April 8 lockdown violates inmates' constitutional rights to practice their faiths by...

Canada's Niagara Region Calls State of Emergency on Eclipse

Niagara Falls mayor says he expects to see most visitors to his city ever in a single day on April 8

(Newser) - Ontario's Niagara Region has declared a state of emergency as it prepares to welcome up to a million visitors for the solar eclipse in early April. The total solar eclipse on April 8 will be the first to touch the province since 1979, and Niagara Falls was declared by...

Eclipse Day Is a Dangerous One for Driving
Eclipse Day
Is a Dangerous
One for Driving

Eclipse Day Is a Dangerous One for Driving

But that appears to have more to do with eclipse parties than the eclipse itself

(Newser) - The upcoming total solar eclipse brings an unexpected risk—and it has to do with the roads, not people's vision . Researchers have found that traffic accidents spike around the time of an eclipse, similar to the way they do around a holiday such as Thanksgiving, reports CNN . A research...

Some in US May See This on Saturday
Some in US
May See This
on Saturday

Some in US May See This on Saturday

Annular 'ring of fire' solar eclipse visible from Oregon, Southwest; others can see partial eclipse

(Newser) - It's a solar eclipse weekend, though the show on Saturday will range from the spectacular (parts of Oregon and the Southwest) to the less so (the Northeast) across the US. Specifically, it's an annular solar eclipse, which features a "ring of fire" for those in the right...

Ohio Setting Aside $1M for Solar Eclipse Costs

Big crowds are expected for the 2024 solar eclipse

(Newser) - One of the biggest celestial events of 2024 is set to be an April 8 solar eclipse. One of the best viewing spots? Ohio . To that end, USA Today reports the state has earmarked $1 million to cover safety and security costs during the event. Cities like Cleveland, Dayton, and...

You Might Want to Start Planning Now for 2024 Eclipse

Total solar eclipse next April cuts across 13 US states

(Newser) - What Smithsonian calls "one of nature's grandest spectacles"—a total solar eclipse—is slated to sweep across North America on April 8, 2024, from Mexico to Eastern Canada. According to CNN and Smithsonian, it's a not-to-be-missed phenomenon for sky watchers as the moon slides in front...

Moon 'Bites' Sun in Partial Solar Eclipse: Photos

Parts of Europe, Africa, Asia could view it

(Newser) - Much of Europe and parts of Africa and Asia saw the moon take a bite out of the sun during the second and last solar eclipse of the year, the AP reports. The partial eclipse took about four hours. At its peak, the eclipse covered more than 80% of the...

Here's What the 'Ring of Fire' Looked Like
The 'Ring of Fire'
Eclipse Looked
Like This

The 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Looked Like This

People in the eastern hemisphere saw the sun 85% covered by the moon

(Newser) - Stargazers in Africa, Asia, and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies this weekend to witness a partial solar eclipse, the AP reports. It was known as a "ring of fire" because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun. It started at at 11:...

The 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Is Coming This Weekend

Here's how to see it, weather permitting

(Newser) - Star-lovers will get a rare treat this weekend when an annual solar eclipse accompanies the summer solstice—and this one will be a "ring of fire" in which the sun is visible around the moon's edges, CNN reports. It can be seen Saturday and Sunday in parts of...

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