Stargazers Enjoy Lunar Eclipse Across Parts of Europe and Asia
Most of Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia was treated to a spectacular partial lunar eclipse. The phenomenon occurs when the moon moves through the outer part of the Earth's shadow, blocking part of the sunlight from reaching the moon and causing it to appear larger than normal.
The partial eclipse lasted for one hour and 55 minutes.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse.
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As the U.S. prepares for the eagerly anticipated total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, school districts are taking very different approaches to the historic event. Some have decided to close entirely, while others are donning shades and turning this event into a teachable moment.
You'll be up to date with all our NBC News updates, including special offersOn August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire U.S. for the first time in 99 years. But exactly where will this dramatic celestial event be visible? What’s the best way to ensure a good view? And what precautions should you take to avoid injuring your eyes?
A total solar eclipse is slated to happen on Monday, as the Moon will cross in front of the Sun, blotting out the light from our favorite star for a couple of minutes along a 70-mile-wide swath of the U.S. that runs from Oregon to South Carolina.
In parts of the United States, the eclipse will occur around lunchtime. Consider planning a picnic. (At least, have a crescent-shaped cookie.)
Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.
The moon will completely block the sun for two minutes and 41 seconds above one Illinois town — longer than anywhere else in the country.