Welcome to Hermit Eclipse!
What It Is
An eclipse happens when either the new Moon blots out the Sun
during the day; or the Full Moon moves
into the Earth's shadow at night. In the
What's It About section
you can learn
what eclipses are all about, and how to observe them safely.
The mechanics behind eclipses are a little involved, but not too complex.
The Science section
explains the science
from a few different viewpoints, and provides some background on the
You can find out how to access 5,000 years of eclipse pages in the
Eclipse Database section
provides access to the full catalog, as well as special lists of
historic eclipses, and a compendium of eclipse statistics.