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Tag: Solar Eclipse

Everything You Need To Know About The October 2023 Partial Solar Eclipse

Friday September 8th
Adler Planetarium Staff

Here’s everything you need to know about the October 14, 2023, partial solar eclipse or annular solar eclipse (depending on your location).

A total solar eclipse is seen on August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon, USA. Image Credit: NASA/ Aubrey Gemignani

Different Types Of Solar Eclipses Explained

Tuesday August 22nd
Bella Mutert

What is the difference between a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, and a partial solar eclipse? We discuss the different types of solar eclipses, what a solar eclipse is, and how to see the October 14, 2023 and April 8, 2024 eclipses!

A person stands in front of the Adler Planetarium, holding a homemade pinhole projector to safely observe the Sun without solar viewers.

How To Make A Pinhole Projector To Safely View A Solar Eclipse

Friday August 11th
Adler Planetarium Staff

How to safely observe the Sun and the October 14, 2023 and April 8, 2024 solar eclipses using a homemade pinhole projector. Get equipped to eclipse!

A composite of eleven pictures showing the progression of a total solar eclipse.

Adler Skywatch: April 2023

Thursday March 23rd
Karen Donnelly

Header image: A composite of eleven pictures showing the progression of a total solar eclipse. [ Image credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani), edited by the Adler Planetarium ] An entire day is dedicated to celebrating the planet we know best this month, April 2023. Don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day on April 22; and while you’re at […]

Total solar eclipse from August 21, 2017.

Adler Skywatch: June 2021

Friday May 28th
Karen Donnelly

Header Image: Total solar eclipse from August 21, 2017. An annular solar eclipse occurs—though it won’t be easy to see—and a new season starts this month, June 2021. An annular solar eclipse takes place on June 10; and technically, it is visible in the Chicago area. First off, never look directly at the Sun without […]

Eclipse of the Sun illustration from the Adler Planetarium's collections

Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses Explained

Wednesday April 28th
Michelle Nichols

Header Image: Eclipse of the Sun illustration from the Adler Planetarium’s Collections Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in April 2021 and was updated in August 2023 with more current information. There are several topics in astronomy that get lots of people excited: naked-eye visible comets, bright planets, auroras…but eclipses are generally at the […]

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

10 Astronomical Discoveries and Historic Space Events to Close Out the Decade

Tuesday December 31st
Colleen Cesaretti

Header Image: Total solar eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017. Image Credit: NASA Out with the old and in with the new decade! As 2019 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on monumental astronomical discoveries and historic space events that happened over the last 10 years. We asked our stellar staff members to tell […]

Milky Way in the sky and reflected in a lake with silhouetted trees between the sky and the lake taken at Middle Fork River Forest Preserve Image Credit: Nick Lake

Adler Sky Observing 101: What To See

Tuesday June 18th
Michelle Nichols

From moon phases to meteor showers, the Adler Planetarium has got you covered when it comes to knowing what to look for in the sky. Read our list below to get started! At all times, half of our Moon is lit by the Sun, just as half of the Earth is always lit by the […]


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