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Solar eclipse 1999 4 NR.jpg Welcome to WikiProject eclipses, the WikiProject that aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage on solar eclipses and lunar eclipses.It encompasses articles on individual lunar and solar eclipses, lists of eclipses and series of eclipses, and articles related to the broader understanding of eclipses. Lunar eclipse June 2011 Total.jpg


Upcoming Eclipses[edit]

Next Total Solar Eclipse: March 20, 2015[edit]

  • Interactive map
  • Visible mostly at sea, especially the Norwegian Sea, in extreme northern latitudes, partial eclipse seen over Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.

Next Annular Solar Eclipse: April 29, 2014[edit]

  • This is a non-central annular eclipse. The center of the moon's shadow actually misses the earth to the south. The visibility of this eclipse is uncertain. It will be very close to the horizon when it occurs and it is unclear if it will be completely above the horizon. The duration and path width have not been calculated by NASA.

Next Umbral Lunar Eclipse: April 15, 2014[edit]

Project Details[edit]

Parent WikiProject[edit]

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Assessment grid[edit]

Helping out[edit]

Signing up (Recommended)[edit]

You don't have to sign up to help out, and you don't necessarily have to help out to sign up. If you have an interest in eclipses but don't know if you can help out, feel free to sign up. It's good for the project to know which Wikipedians are interested in Eclipses.

A. Please add your name below at the end of the next section. Type '#' hash symbol and just sign your name.
B. (Optional) It would be very helpful to the project to state your specific interest in the project and any specific goals you have for the project, if any.
C. (Recommended) Add {{User WPEclipses}} to your user page.

Eclipse Websites you can use to improve articles[edit]

Improving articles[edit]

The easiest thing to do is to assess an article. If you think an article is important, you can rate it Mid, High or Top by modifying the Eclipses template on the talk page. If unsure how to do this, just let us know on the talk page what articles you think are important or have major issues. You could also leave a note on the talk page, but it will get quicker attention if you leave a note to the Discussion page for this project. If need be, your concerns will be moved to the article in question. Assigning an article an importance level it will help the project determine which articles need to be focused on. Articles that are Mid to Top importance but lower than B class should be our focus for now. See Assessment table above.

Members[edit]

  1. SockPuppetForTomruen (talk) 03:20, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
    • Statement of interest:
    • My first goal to get stub articles and cross-references:
      1. My first goal is to flesh out stub articles for events from 1901-2100
        • and selected subset 1801-1900, with data and charts, when historical references exists
      2. Upload charts from 1901-2100
      3. Upload animations from 1991-2049
      4. Cross check commons photos/media associated with each event.
      5. Add saros series list articles. - Series 110-162 (subset completely covers 1900-2100)
      6. Expand database key-fields to link a photo, and secondary stats where available.
      7. Replace century solar eclipse lists (existing ones very slow to build pages)
      8. cross-referenced by related eclipse cycles.
    • My second goal is to expand verbal descriptions of events from the chart and table.
    • My third goal is to expand uploaded photos of historical eclipses by emailing photographers on the web for permission to include on Wikipedia. My fourth goal is to research published information about each historical eclipse for their individual cultural or scientific significance.
    • A FINAL goal would be to expand historical information in the Solar_eclipse#Historical_eclipses article on significant recent solar eclipses, linking to the individual articles. I'm unsure how far my patience will last beyond my primary goal, but hopefully it'll inspire others to continue expanding historical eclipses.
  2. TimL (talk) 03:11, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
    • Statement of interest:
    • To help provide context and provide relationships between eclipse related articles by adding articles as necessary and adding not merely links to other articles but providing additional context to existing articles with links to other useful articles.
    • To provide information on eclipses that are related to other eclipses for reasons that might not be immediately apparent (geography, periodicity, unique properties of eclipse, etc.)
    • To improve articles related to the understanding of eclipses.
  3. Glenn L (talk) 08:07, 12 July 2011 (UTC). In addition to
    • Saros cycle - 18 years, 11 days
    • Metonic cycle - 19 years, and octant subgroups (3.8 years)
    • Tritos - one month short of 11 years
    • Inex - 20 days short of 29 years
    • I would like see added either the
    • Eclipse year of 346.62 days or the
    • Eclipse season (during which all eclipses happen), successively occurring every 173.31 days - half of an eclipse year.
  4. Ninney - My great ways to contribute would be by making minor edits/corrections to articles (e.g., typos, fixing links, adding references to new secondary sources)
  5. Mbak Dede - I will create articles solar eclipse on 19th and 22nd century.
  6. Iamthecheese44 (talk · contribs)
  7. CrunchySkies (talk) 09:22, 15 April 2014 (UTC).
    • I will create disambiguation pages for years in which eclipses occur.

Subpages[edit]

WikiProject Eclipses Work Page (Documentation, Organizational structure and TODO)



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