December 29, 2013
The moon will partially eclipse the sun Oct. 23. The last such eclipse, shown in the photo, happened May 20, 2012, and the next one won’t happen until Aug. 21, 2017.
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Year 2014 will be one of eclipses. Two total eclipses of the moon and a partial eclipse of the sun will be the real headline grabbers in 2014, but there are plenty of bright planets and showers of shooting stars to keep us looking up all year long.