On August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass directly between Earth and the Sun, creating the magnificent minutes of a total solar eclipse. The lunar shadow will pass across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, allowing this spectacular celestial event to be seen by millions. Even those not along the path of totality will experience the remarkable sights and atmospheric changes of a partial solar eclipse. A group of speakers from STScI's Office of Public Outreach will cover what you need to know to experience, understand, and delight in the first coast to coast total solar eclipse since 1918.
HubbleSite.org is the online home of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, which conducts Hubble's science mission.
Nearly 400 years after Galileo first observed the heavens through a telescope, we continue to seek answers to age-old questions about the universe. And while the technology has evolved over the centuries, the inquiry remains essentially the same: What's out there, where did it come from, and what does it mean?
At the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), we're working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible by the Hubble Space Telescope's cutting-edge technology.
HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach.