Sep 5

Geneseo Total Solar Eclipse 2024

Image showing what the early phase of the total solar eclipse should look like on April 8, 2024

On April 8, 2024, the moon’s shadow will pass directly over Geneseo, causing a total solar eclipse.  The shadow will cross the North American Continent, from Mexico, through Texas and up through New York before exiting over the Canadian Maritime Provinces, traveling at over 2300 miles per hour as it passes over Geneseo. Path of […]

Sep 5

Partial Solar Eclipses

Photo showing Annular Eclipse in 2012.

On Saturday, October 14th 2023, Geneseo (NY) experienced a partial solar eclipse.  About 30% of the Sun was blocked by the Moon. This is only a glimpse of what will occur in Geneseo in April 2024. Annular (Partial) vs Total Solar Eclipses Annular eclipses are different from total solar eclipse in that the Moon doesn’t […]

Sep 5

Eclipses to Find New Worlds

Image showing exoplanet about to transit a sun

Eclipses, or more precisely transits, are being used to find thousands of planets outside of our Solar System. Eclipses are generally described as “an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination” (Oxford Languages). In astronomy that happens during a […]

Sep 5

Eclipses in the Solar System

Image from the spacecraft Cassini showing total solar eclipse seen from the vantage point of the spacecraft, highlighting the beauty of Saturn's rings. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.

Eclipses can happen anywhere, anytime a celestial body passes in front of another with the consequence of blocking its light as seen from a third location. This page explores different eclipses that occurs elsewhere in our Solar System, often away from Earth. Solar Eclipses as seen from Mars In 2020, the NASA Rover Perseverance caught […]

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