“And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon.” –Pink Floyd
We normally think of eclipses as rare phenomena, something that happens only occasionally. While it’s true than any particular location only experiences eclipses — particularly solar eclipses — infrequently, we actually experience these things around four times a year, typically, somewhere on Earth.
If you’ve been paying attention, you might have heard that we’re in store for a total lunar eclipse just next week here on Earth, and that it will be prominently visible from most of North and South America.
But did you know that just two week later, we’re getting an annular solar eclipse to match? Come find out about these incredibly rare back-to-back maximum eclipses, and find out when future ones are, too!