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Astronomy Online: Secrets of the Eclipse

Part of Astronomy Live

Friday, December 4, 2020

View of the sun is obscured by the moon, with only a slight circle of light visible beyond the edges of the moon. The Sun's visible-light corona, the inner part of which is only visible during a total solar eclipse, is seen here as a pearly crown of light surrounding the darkened, Earth-facing side of the Moon.
Courtesy of Carla Thomas/NASA
Eclipses are one of our planet’s most awe-inspiring observable moments.

Join Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty as she leads us through a tour of eclipses from all angles and from the best views, in celebration of the last eclipse of 2020, which takes place on December 14 and will be visible from Chile. New York City high school science teacher Deion Desir, an alum of the Museum’s Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science program, pilots our journey from Earth and through our solar neighborhood, revealing the many secrets of the eclipse as we go.

Join the livestream on Friday, December 4, at 1 pm EDT.

In 2020, the Museum is celebrating the legacy of Charles Hayden, whose vision made the Hayden Planetarium possible and brought the universe to New York City.


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Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.