Eclipses of the sun have been observed for thousands of years. The steady improvement of our scientific technology has led us to increasingly more detailed understandings of the sun: Our nearest star.
Over the centuries our collective knowledge about the Sun and it's direct connection to our planet has continued to grow along with our desire to learn more! Technology Through Time invites you to join us in this journey of discovery and exploration by viewing our essays and supporting images, which will be updated with new themes each month! You can also journey even further back in time by visiting the archived essays from last year's Sun-Earth Day theme: Ancient Observatories: Timeless Knowledge!
The maximum number of solar eclipses (partial, annular, or total) is 5 per year.