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Solar Eclipses—Marvelous Coincidences

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

Solar Eclipses—Marvelous Coincidences

Taught by Professor Alex Filippenko | 45 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

In this gorgeously illustrated lecture, follow the spectacular stages of a total solar eclipse, including first contact, totality, and the two "diamond ring" stages. Also, get tips on how best to view these marvelous celestial events—and where and when you can see them in the coming years.