Update for Dec. 4, 2021: The total solar eclipse of Dec. 4 has ended over Antarctica. You can see a video above and see our full wrap story here. You can see amazing photos of the solar eclipse from Antarctica here. The only total solar eclipse of the year takes...
Update for Dec. 4, 2021: The total solar eclipse of Dec. 4 has ended over Antarctica. You can see a video above and see photos and our full wrap story here. If you're ready to catch the only total solar eclipse of 2021 on Saturday (Dec. 4), you likely are either a research scientist, a well-heeled tourist or a penguin.
(NEXSTAR) – For nearly two minutes, a total solar eclipse will turn day into night over Antarctica on Saturday. The eclipse, which will occur when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth, will blot out the daylight for 1 minute and 54 seconds. Totality is the brief period during an eclipse when the sun or moon is totally obscured.
On Dec. 4, 2021, the moon passed in front of the sun in the only total solar eclipse of the year. It was a dazzling sight, but one visible to only a few. The path of totality for the solar eclipse, a thin strip in which the moon's shadow touches the Earth's surface, stretched across a remote part of Antarctica where relatively few human observers could see. (A partial eclipse was visible to parts of Saint Helena, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, South Georgia and Sandwich Islands, Crozet Islands, Falkland Islands, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia.
The only total solar eclipse of 2021 took place under especially isolated circumstances today, sweeping over sparsely populated Antarctica and surrounding areas to create a spectacular sight visible to only a few dedicated eclipse chasers in its path.. The partial phase of the solar eclipse began Saturday (Dec. 4) at...
The 28-day lunar cycle is all about the process of growth, release, and renewal. It begins with a new moon, giving you a fresh slate as you embark on your next journey. As the moon waxes, that journey begins to take shape as your experiences continue to accumulate. By the time the full moon takes place, the lunar cycle has reached its climax, leaving you with a revelation or maybe even a reward. Then, the moon starts to wane, helping you embrace the process of letting go and starting all over again. However, not even the lunar cycle is as predictable as you might think. As you learn more about the spiritual meaning of the December 2021 new moon solar eclipse, you may feel reminded that even the most reliable circumstances can change when you least expect it.
If you don't have plans this Saturday night, don't sweat it. There's a powerful new moon total solar eclipse in Sagittarius taking place that will provide more than enough weekend entertainment for all of us — in a good way. While eclipses are often strikingly intense, the upcoming lunation on December 4 is bringing a much more positive, optimistic tone to the astrological world. Forget about.
We've seen different eclipses already this year, including the full lunar eclipse that took place back in May and the "Ring of Fire" solar eclipse that came into view in June. According to Mental Floss, there's going to be a total solar eclipse this year, too, and it will be the only one of 2021. This eclipse will take place in December and will be the last one you can see until 2023. Since it is a full eclipse, it will darken the entire sky, specifically in Antarctica. While it will be more difficult to see, there is still a chance to catch the celestial sight depending on where you live.
With no Moon in the sky tonight, it’s time to enjoy a classic target at its best: the Orion Nebula (M42). Hanging below Orion’s Belt about 3.7° south-southwest of magnitude 1.7 Alnitak, M42 covers a broad swatch of sky spanning 85' by 60'. Its 4th-magnitude glow is easily visible to the naked eye under good conditions, but turn binoculars or a telescope on this magnificent star-forming factory and you’re in for a real treat.
If you feel like 2021 slipped right between your fingers, you’re not alone. This year moved remarkably quickly (maybe because we're still in the midst of a global pandemic...). And the pace of your day-to-day isn't about to change anytime soon, because the last few weeks of the year are loaded with so much cosmic motion, it will certainly pack a punch. Yes, darling, ‘tis the season—eclipse season!
When Is The Next ‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse? Countdown Begins To North America’s Twin Totalities In 2022
Did you see the partial lunar eclipse? The event—on either November 18 or November 19, 2021, depending on where you are—was a 97.4% partial lunar eclipse. For the full “Blood Moon” effect only a total lunar eclipse will do—and there are two coming up soon. This current eclipse season will...
An energetic shift is a-brewing in the cosmos thanks to the upcoming eclipse season of 2021. First, on the November 19 full moon, the Earth, the moon, and the sun will align, with the Earth casting its shadow on the moon, creating a lunar eclipse. Then, on the December 4 new moon, the Earth, moon, and sun will align once again, this time with the moon shading the Earth in a solar eclipse. All of that obscured shadow energy delivers a time of things unexpected and fated, says Ryan Marquardt, an astrologer for The SoulUnity. But, to get more specific, it's helpful to consider the signs in which the eclipses occur; this will shed some much-needed light on the particular effects of this final 2021 eclipse season for each zodiac sign.
This year, only one total solar eclipse will take place and those who have the privilege of viewing it will do so Saturday (December 4). According to Space.com, people as far south as Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, and Antarctica will be able to catch a glimpse. Residents of...
The next full Moon is a near-total lunar eclipse, the Beaver, Frost/Frosty, or Snow Moon; Kartik Purnima, the full Moon of the Festivals of Karthika Deepam, Karthikai Vilakkidu, Thrikarthika, Loi Krathong, Bon Om Touk, and Tazaungdaing; and Ill (or Il) Poya. The next full Moon will be early on Friday...