As an Eclipse Chaser, Kate likes to plan ahead and know exactly where she will be on specific dates a few years in advance. This means that she is always on an ‘eclipse countdown’, using eclipse maps as a scaffold for her future. Today marks two years until the Great American Eclipse. Find out what is on Kate's agenda until the big day - 21 August 2017.Read More
Astronomy Travel Blog
The Independent Travellers blog takes you on a journey around the world, following their eclipse addiction, mixing astronomy and travel perfectly.
Last year I didn't know Eclipse Chasers existed. But here I am a year on, waiting in anticipation for the 21 August 2017 USA Eclipse. Does this make me one?
What is going to be so special about The 2017 Great American Eclipse?Read More
Caught in the shadows of some of the Great Karoo’s romantic mountain ranges, sits Samara Private Game Reserve. With nearly 70 000 acres of the Great Karoo’s natural landscape, Samara is made of seemingly never-ending plains, rugged mountains and blankets of clear skies to gaze upon the glittering constellations above.Read More
There really is something very special about an African sky. Maybe you share a fascination for the wonders surrounding our vast universe, or maybe you simply love gazing up at the galaxies? More and more people are looking for a pristine wilderness experience that is as personal as it is memorable and at The Independent Traveller we believe Star Beds offer this perfectly.
Here, we display some of the most special star beds in Africa.Read More
THIS. WILL. BLOW. YOUR. MIND! Watch on the biggest, highest-resolution screen you can access!
The Andromeda Galaxy is the 'big sister' galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy - it's about 50% bigger than ours.Read More
Terry Moseley continues from his blog last week, explaining what a Partial eclipse is and why a Hybrid Eclipse is so unique.
When the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun it doesn't always block out all of the Sun's disc. How can this be? Terry Moseley explains the difference between an Annular and a Total Solar Eclipse and talks about our next annular eclipse, viewed in Tanzania 2016.Read More
The Independent Traveller is very excited to be attending this year’s Solarsphere festival which will be happening on the 14 – 16 August 2015. Solarsphere is a brand new event combining the science of Astronomy with a back drop of a music festival. You'll want to be there.....Read More
The Independent Travellers dedication to involve and educate the local communities about a Total Solar Eclipse was bought to life in the Faroe Islands, with strong media presence. Read on to find out more on our community involvment and why this is at the very HEART of our tours.....Read More
Someone on the Faroe Islands Tour asked an unusual question about Saros Cycles to which Terry was only able to give him an approximate answer. It amounted to 'How many Total Eclipse Saros cycles can run concurrently?'
Like most things to do with eclipses, it's not simple, so this is Terry's response...Read More