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Visible from most of the continent of North America, including a tiny corner of south-east Alaska, Central America, and the continent of western South America.


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Region of annular eclipse extremely limited, only observable from a small area of Antarctica.  

Partial Eclipse visible from some regions of: Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Australia.


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1st eclipse of 2014; Total Lunar Eclipse, 15 April 2014

2nd eclipse 2014; annular solar eclipse, 29 April 2014





Entire Duration visible from most of; continent of west North America, including Alaska, extreme north east Russian Federation, extreme eastern Australia; and New Zealand.


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Total Lunar Eclipse October 201 details

3rd eclipse of 2014;  Total Lunar Eclipse 08 October 2014




The fourth and final eclipse 2014: 23 October 2014. It’s a Partial Solar Eclipse visible from east Russia, Canada, the United States of America and Mexico.


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Partial Solar Eclipse October 2014 details

4th and final eclipse 2014; partial solar eclipse, 23 October 2014

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Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) - Mars fly-by 19 October 2014


Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) is the first comet from the Oort Cloud to be studied up close by spacecraft, thereby giving scientists a golden opportunity to learn more about the materials, including water and carbon compounds, that existed during the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago.

        Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) - Mars fly-by 19 October 2014




A Total Solar Eclipse


An eclipse of the Sun, or a solar eclipse, is when the Moon is between the Sun and Earth and only occurs when the Moon is at just the right distance and angle in the sky to cover the Sun, this can only occur when the Sun, Moon and Earth aligned

Four eclipses occurred during 2014: Two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses.


Two solar eclipses were: an annular solar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse:

Dates 2014; annular solar eclipse, 29 April 2014: partial solar eclipse, 23 October 2014.

2014 Lunar Eclipses were both Total

15 April 2014 and 08 October 2014.

Total Lunar Eclipse April 2014 read details Annular Solar Eclipse April 2014 read details Read more about Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)

Lunar and Solar Eclipses 2014 in order of sequence

1st eclipse:   15 April - Total Lunar Eclipse

2nd eclipse:  29 April - Annular Solar Eclipse

3rd eclipse:  08 October - Total Lunar Eclipse

4th eclipse:  23 October - Partial Solar Eclips


Four eclipses during 2015 - Two solar eclipses and Two lunar eclipses

Brief summary of 2015 Eclipses:



Third eclipse 2015:

Partial solar eclipse, 13 September 2015.


Visible from Antarctica and southern Africa


2015, Dates of Solstices, Equinoxes, Earth’s Perihelion, Earth’s Aphelion.

Solstices, Equinoxes, Aphelion, Perihelion 2015

Earth Perihelion: 04 January 06::36 GMT/UT

Equinox: 20 March 22:45 GMT/UT


Solstice: 21 June 16:38 GMT/UT



There are two primary types of eclipse which can be viewed from Earth;

a Lunar Eclipse and a Solar Eclipse.


Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses both have their own types of eclipse.



Types of Solar Eclipse

Eclipses of the Sun / Solar Eclipses:


There are four main types of solar eclipse;

A Solar eclipse can be Total, Annular, Partial or Hybrid.

Types of Lunar Eclipse

Eclipses of the Moon / Lunar Eclipses:


There are three basic types of lunar eclipse;

Total, Partial and Penumbral.


There is also a rare forth variation known as a Total Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

A Total Lunar Eclipse


An eclipse of the Moon, or lunar eclipse, is when the Earth is between the Sun and Moon and only occurs if the Moon passes through all or some portion of Earth's umbra shadow therefore blocking sunlight directly striking the Moon’s surface. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or almost exactly.

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First Eclipse of 2015

Total Solar Eclipse 20 March 2015


A Total Solar Eclipse is visible from;

the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroes Islands, and Svalbard. 

A Partial Solar Eclipse is visible from; Iceland, UK, Europe,

north Africa, north Asia, and much of eastern Greenland.

For comprehensive details on the 2015 March Total Solar Eclipse, viewing information, and regions from which a partial solar eclipse can be viewed: March 2015 Total Solar Eclipse info.


Eyes safety when observing a Solar Eclipse

No matter how much tempted… . Never look directly at the Sun during a Solar Eclipse. The only time it is safe to look is during the brief phase of totality.


Take care of your eyes; the Sun is powerful.

Important information on solar eclipse eye safety.


All on the same day: 20 March 2015

the Equinox; a Total Solar Eclipse; and Moon reaches Perigee 

Total Solar Eclipse information / Equinox information; Moon phases 2015 


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2nd Eclipse of 2015

Total Lunar Eclipse, 04 April 2015


Entire Lunar Eclipse visible: east to mid Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea; western Indonesia; and eastern Japan.

east Russia, west Alaska, and Hawaii.

Earth’s Aphelion: 06 July 19:40 GMT/UT

Equinox: 23 September 08:21GMT/UT


Solstice:21 December, 04:48 GMT/UT

January 'Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2015' Rosetta and Philae Latest updates Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P/C-G Comet ISON videos Comet Siding Spring Fly-By Planet Mars Comet ISON March-2015-map-diagram-Solar-Eclipse-Geeks

Lunar Eclipse at moonset:

Some regions of the United States, Canada, Central America and South America can observe the lunar eclipse at, or near moonset.  Observers westwards can view more phases of the eclipse.      


Lunar Eclipse at moonrise:

Mid to west Australia, and mid to central Asia can observe the lunar eclipse at, or near moonrise. Observers eastwards can view more phases of the eclipse.

Earth view image shows the shadow of the Moon on 04 April 2015, at precisely 12hrs 00mins 14.5secs. UT/GMT. This is the Moon’s shadow at that time, and the eclipse will be at its Greatest.  






August 2015, The Perseids Meteor Shower September-2015-solar-eclipse-geeks-world-map

To enlarge: click map of partial solar eclipse September 2015


For comprehensive details on the 2015 March Total Solar Eclipse, viewing information, and regions from which a partial solar eclipse can be viewed:

Partial solar eclipse, 28 September 2015.


Visible from middle west Africa, United Kingdom, Europe, Greenland, South America, Central America, Mexico, USA and Canada.


Not visible from Australia; New Zealand, east Asia.

World satellite image, Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse,

28 September 2015: occurs on the 27 September in the Americas.

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image credit, NASA/Hubble

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Fourth eclipse 2015

2016 Eclipses:

There are four eclipses during 2016, two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses.

2016 has 1 Total Solar Eclipse | 1 Annular Solar Eclipse | 2 penumbral lunar eclipses.  

2016 also has a Transit of Mercury on May 09th

Transit of Mercury 09th May 2016

Information on solar eclipses and lunar eclipses

Future Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse Predictions

All you ever wanted to know about Eclipses and other celestial bodies.





1st eclipse of 2016: Total Solar Eclipse 09th March 2016


visible from: partial solar eclipse: east Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean

Total Solar Eclipse: Sumatra, Borneo, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean

4th eclipse of 2016: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 16th September 2016


visible from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, western Pacific Ocean

2nd eclipse of 2016: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 23rd March 2016


visible from: Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean, western Americas

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3rd eclipse of 2016: Annular Solar Eclipse 01st September 2016


visible from: partial solar eclipse: Africa, Indian Ocean  

Annular Solar Eclipse:  Atlantic Ocean, central  Africa, Madagascar, Indian Ocean