Total Solar Eclipse

  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • CJ captures eclipse diamond ring on flight July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN Citizen Journalist Guru Dutt Mehra was on the Eclipse Flight. He is the Director of Public Relations in the Defence Ministry and he loves photography. Mehra has shared pictures with CNN-IBN as a CJ. He captured the perfect diamond ring and a halo around the black sun. ...
  • Pics: India's eyes on eclipsed sky July 22, 2009

    Tens of thousands of people across the country rose early to see the eclipse that was to begin at the earliest at 5:29 am and end at 7:41 am in India. ...
  • Delhi company sells 50,000 solar goggles in two days July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: The excitement of the century's longest total solar eclipse was quite evident from the sales of Gnomon Astrotech, a Delhi based firm that sold a record 50,000 solar goggles across India in just two days. The company imported a large number of solar goggles, solar filter films and telescopes...
  • Longest 21st century solar eclipse wows Asia July 22, 2009

    Varanasi/Wuhan, China: A total solar eclipse began its flight on Wednesday across a narrow swathe of Asia, where hundreds of millions of people watched the skies darken despite thick summer clouds. The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century was visible along a roughly 250 km-wide corridor, according to...
  • Watch: CNN-IBN takes special flight to view eclipse July 23, 2009

    75 people got to watch the celestial marvel unfold before their eyes. ...
  • Pics: Longest Solar Eclipse July 22, 2009

    Asia witnesses 21st century's longest eclipse on Wednesday. ...
  • Solar eclipse plays hide and seek over India July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Cloudy skies in large parts of northern and western India on Wednesday marred a clear view of the century's longest total solar eclipse but the celestial spectacle was clearly visible over Varanasi. Tens of thousands of people across the country rose early to see the eclipse that was to...
  • Solar eclipse: How to enjoy it safely July 22, 2009

    Is it bad to view the solar eclipse? There is much speculation on the matter but here are the scientific do's and dont's. Pallavi Paul reports. ...
  • Sun blocked: India rises early for solar eclipse July 22, 2009

    New Delhi/Taregna/Surat: The wait to witness a once-in-a-lifetime celestial phenomenon ends at dawn on Wednesday when an eclipsed sun rises over the horizon. Tens of thousands of people all over India are getting ready to wake up to a shaded sunrise and gather at rooftops, planetariums and parks to watch...
  • Astrological explanation behind solar eclipses July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Rationalists believe that a solar eclipse is a completely scientific phenomenon. Yet lots of Indians have a different take on eclipses. ...
  • View chat: with scientific officer, SPACE July 23, 2009

    Star-gazers and scientists are traveling long distances to witness the event. ...
  • Upload pictures of the eclipse July 21, 2009

    Write to us, be a Citizen Journalist and upload picture and videos of the total solar eclipse on Wednesday. ...
  • Do's, don'ts July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Chant the surya mantra, avoid eating out and postpone work and any major assignments, some astrologers warn about the impending eclipse on Wednesday. Others, however, dismiss these warnings as "eclipse hysteria". Astro-pundits are predicting a mixed bag when it comes to the solar eclipse. The solar eclipse hemmed...
  • Experts hope eclipse will unlock clues about sun July 21, 2009

    Bangkok: Millions of people across Asia will witness the longest total solar eclipse that will happen this century, as vast swaths of India and China, the entire city of Shanghai and southern Japanese islands are plunged into darkness on Wednesday for about five minutes. Streams of amateur star-gazers and scientists...
  • Pics July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Hundreds of millions of people across India, China and Japan will witness the longest solar eclipse of the century on Wednesday (22 July 2009). Tourists and scientists are flocking to the best viewing spots from across the globe for up to six minutes and 39 seconds of darkness. ...
  • Eclipse gives Bihar village its days in the sun July 20, 2009

    Taregana: Temporary toilets, repaired roads, uninterrupted electricity--Taregana village in Bihar is having its day in the sun thanks to a total solar eclipse on Wednesday that will be best glimpsed from its humble environs. It has overnight turned into a much sought after tourist destination. Taregana already has an ancient connection with...