kidseclipse is your location to learn about Total Solar Eclipses and what makes them happen!


NASA Television will begin coverage at 8 p.m. on March 8, 2016.

The period of total eclipse, called totality, will occur from 8:38 to 8:42 p.m EST.

Total Solar Eclipse ©Mark D Phillips


Our teach section shows you all the different events that must occur for an eclipse to take place. Take a journey through the solar system and enjoy activities that help you learn exactly how it all happens.

Revisit past total solar eclipses!
Travel to Iran with Stephanie Lester in eclipse 99.

Or enter our gallery to see our archive and photographs of eclipses. Here you can also learn basic and advanced ways to photograph an eclipse.
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