Solar Eclipse

  • Watch live: 2014's first solar eclipse April 29, 2014

    Earthlings get their first solar eclipse of the year Tuesday. But you have to be well south of the equator to see it.The solar eclipse will be visible to skygazers in Antarctica, Australia, and the southern Indian Ocean about 0600 GMT. It's one of two solar eclipses in 2014, when...
  • Rare solar eclipse can be viewed online November 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A rare hybrid solar eclipse Sunday, which won't be visible from India, can be viewed online. "This is the most interesting eclipse of the year because it is the rare hybrid eclipse in which some sections of the path are annular (where the Moon does not completely block out...
  • Total solar eclipse darkens north Australia November 14, 2012

    Sydney: From boats bobbing on the Great Barrier Reef, to hot air balloons hovering over the rainforest, and the hilltops and beaches in between, tens of thousands of scientists, tourists and amateur astronomers watched as the sun, moon and Earth aligned and plunged northern Australia into darkness during a total...
  • Sky lovers to miss solar eclipse on Diwali night November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Astro enthusiasts will miss a chance to catch the year's last solar eclipse, which will occur on the intervening night of Diwali and the next day, as it will not be visible from the country. The last solar eclipse of the year will occur on the night of...
  • Solar eclipse: Rare 'ring of fire' dims skies May 21, 2012

    Kanarraville: The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event on Sunday - an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. Eclipses of some type occur almost every year, but stargazers...
  • Solar eclipse: Millions watch the rare 'ring of fire' May 21, 2012

    Tokyo: Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. It will move across the...
  • North East states to witness solar eclipse on Monday May 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Astro-enthusiasts in the North-East states of the country are in for a celestial treat tomorrow as they will witness the first solar eclipse of this year. An annular solar eclipse will take place tomorrow which can be seen from the region covering China, most of Russia, South East...
  • Watch 'Ring of Fire' during Monday's solar eclipse May 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Sky gazers in parts of the world are up for a celestial treat on May 21 when an annular solar eclipse takes place, a rare event in which the sun will appear as a thin ring behind the moon. However, in India it will only be visible in...
  • Rare midnight solar eclipse on June 1-2 May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The second partial solar eclipse of 2011 will happen on June 1. The eclipse will not cover India but can be seen from the high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. The eclipse begins at sunrise in Siberia and northern China at about 00:55:18 IST and the maximum eclipse will...
  • India to witness partial solar eclipse today January 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The New Year begins with a partial solar eclipse that can be seen on Tuesday from the northern part of the country besides from Europe, the Arabian peninsula, North Africa and Western Asia. The partial solar eclipse will begin at 12:10:11...
  • Five must-know solar eclipse mythbusters January 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Of all the purges known to mankind, solar eclipses rank high in popular superstition as the perpetrators of all things evil. Four solar and two total moon eclipses will be observed in different parts of the world, including in India, in 2011. The first solar eclipse, that will take...
  • Partial solar eclipse tomorrow January 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The New Year begins with a partial solar eclipse that can be seen on Tuesday from the northern part of the country besides from Europe, the Arabian peninsula, North Africa and Western Asia. The partial solar eclipse will begin at 12:10:11...
  • Astrologers, scientists face-off on solar eclipse January 16, 2010

    New Delhi: While many witnessed the longest solar eclipse of the century on Friday, there were others who had given into their superstitious beliefs. Pregnant women were advised not to see the eclipse directly, eating food in the open during the eclipse was deemed harmful. While astrologers backed their beliefs,...
  • The eclipse debate: Science vs superstition January 16, 2010

    CNN-IBN's special show discussed the annular solar eclipse. The topic was The eclipse debate: Science vs superstition on a day when most parts of the country got the opportunity to witness the longest solar eclipse of the millennium. It was virtual dusk a little past noon and the sky produced...
  • Watch: Longest solar eclipse of the millennium January 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The longest annular eclipse of the century was viewed from various cities around India and across the world on Friday. For the first time in India, 1,000 people sailed to the Maldives, paying upto Rs 80,000 per ticket, to watch the event of their lifetimes. In Thiruvanthapuram the solar eclipse...
  • Watch: Solar eclipse in India January 15, 2010

    The longest solar eclipse was best viewed in India. The visibility was longest in some parts of the country. ...
  • Photogallery: Longest solar eclipse January 15, 2010

    The whole world is watching the longest solar eclipse of the millennium, which started on Friday. Here's a look ...
  • Dispelling myths surrounding an eclipse January 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people take a dip in the River Ganga offering prayers, snake charmers come out in full form, and children with illnesses are buried up to their heads in hopes of curing them. Even pregnant women are affected - and all of this during an eclipse. ...
  • 'Ring of fire' solar eclipse millennium's longest January 15, 2010

    Singapore: The longest, ring-like solar eclipse of the millennium started on Friday, with astronomers saying the Maldives was the best place to view the phenomenon that will not happen again for over 1,000 years. US space agency NASA said on its website the eclipse was annular, meaning the moon...
  • Get ready for one of the longest solar eclipse January 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Friday will be one of the longest solar eclipse in over thousand years. But looking at the sun directly during an eclipse will damage the eyes, so here's what you need to see it safely. Between the Rs 6,000 telescope, books, solar goggles and pin hole camera, Rakesh Tripathi...
  • Watch: India's first Eclipse Cruise set to sail January 12, 2010

    New Delhi: There is a solar eclipse on January 15 and there is a cruise to see this the celestial event. Louis Cruise in association with the organisation called SPACE is organising India's first Eclipse Cruise to watch a celestial phenomenon that will last for 10 minutes, 46 seconds. "The cruise will...
  • Flight of Fancy: Meet the 11-yr-old on the Eclipse Flight July 24, 2009

    CNN-IBN's Rati Choudhary met the youngest photographer on the Eclipse Flight - Shreya, who is jus 11 years old. ...
  • Chasing the sun on the Eclipse Flight July 24, 2009

    CNN-IBN's Rati Choudhary was on the flight that chased the eclipse through the skies. ...
  • Up Close and personal: On the Eclipse flight July 24, 2009

    CNN-IBN correspondent Rati Chaudhary took the flight that chased the eclipse and shot exclusive pictures at 41,000 feet. The sheer clarity of the eclipse and the thrill of chasing an eclipse has been an experience of a lifetime, says Rati as she takes us through the trip in the skies. ...
  • Solar Eclipse Special: Eclipse experiments July 24, 2009

    Watch the CNN-IBN special on the longest solar eclipse in the last century. ...
  • Karnataka orders probe into kid-burying 'ritual' July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after disturbing images of children in a Karnataka village being buried neckdeep in soil during solar eclipse were flashed across television screen, the state government has stepped into action. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has assured he will crack down on those putting the superstition into brutal...
  • Longest solar eclipse: Millions enjoy the spectacular sighting July 23, 2009

    Millions turned their eyes skyward as dawn turned to darkness - it was the spectacular sighting of the Century's longest total solar eclipse. ...
  • India marvels, fears but enjoys eclipse of the century July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: It was four minutes of magic on display in the skies on Wednesday July 22, 2009. . The solar eclipse left millions spellbound. It was an opportunity one wouldn't get for another hundred years. But for science lovers across the world, this was an opportunity to take a...
  • Flight of fancy: CNN-IBN team chases eclipse in skies July 23, 2009

    CNN-IBN correspondent Rati Chaudhary took the flight that chased the eclipse and shot exclusive pictures at 41,000 feet. The sheer clarity of the eclipse and the thrill of chasing an eclipse has been an experience of a lifetime, says Rati as she takes us through the trip in the skies. ...
  • Parents bury kids neckdeep in soil on eclipse day July 23, 2009

    Gulbarga: An incident of children being buried upto their neck in a pit of soil has come to light in Gulbarga district of Karnataka. Some parents buried their children, many of them upto their necks, in a pit for the duration of the eclipse. The burying act was a part...