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Lunar Eclipse Dates
Eclipses have been the subject of superstition and scientific curiosity throughout history . timeanddate.com explores the different types of eclipses. The Moon obscures parts of the Sun's disk during this 2006 partial solar eclipse. ©iStockphoto.com/Hans-Walter Untch Types of solar eclipses Solar eclipses only happen at New Moon, when the Moon moves between Earth and Sun and the three celestial bodies form a straight line: Earth - Moon - Sun. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun, as seen from Earth.
View Sky Calendar for: Current Month View Sky Calendar for Year: | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | Eclipses of the Sun Solar Eclipse - main directory for NASA's Solar Eclipse Page (some popular links below)
Lunar Eclipses: Past and Future The following links give detailed descriptions of all eclipses of the Sun and Moon from 2000 through 2011. The original reports were published in the annual Observer's Handbook of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Eclipses During: | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | Dates, diagrams, maps and details for 5000 years of lunar eclipses can be found in: