On Monday, August 21, 2017, we will see an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the “path of totality” can see this total solar eclipse. During this time, the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s atmosphere. The view will stretch across North America from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will only be able to see a partial solar eclipse. NASA created a website to provide a guide to this amazing event.
REMEMBER: During totality, when the sun’s disk is completely covered by the moon, it is safe to view the eclipse with the naked eye. But skywatchers should NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness.