August 21, 2017:
📌Total Solar Eclipse
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun. A solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) today across all of North America. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through the event, anyone within a 60 to 70 mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a TOTAL eclipse. During those brief moments when the moon completely blocks the sun’s bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds, day will turn into night, making visible the otherwise hidden solar corona (the sun’s outer atmosphere). Bright stars and planets will become visible as well. This is truly one of nature’s most awesome sights!
You can also watch the eclipse online beginning at noon Eastern time at www.nasa.gov/eclipselive. (Cr:@NASA)
Don't forget to wear proper solar glasses or to use a solar filter when viewing it.