One of the most ubiquitous phenomena in the Universe is light being blocked. We see this on Earth all of the time in everyday situations in the form of the common shadow.
When planets and moons get involved, things can get more interesting. Take the case of this past weekend. Many parts of our planet experienced what is called a “hybrid eclipse.” There are lots of good explanations of exactly what this means at places like the Christian Science Monitor and Universe Today.
So if you were lucky enough to experience any stage of this past weekend’s hybrid eclipse, we hope you enjoyed it. The next solar eclipse won’t happen until April 2014 and will only be visible from Australia and some locations in Indonesia.