This article explains all about the solar eclipse, and how to view it safely. First, it explains what a solar eclipse is, explaining that it is a rare occasion where the moon quickly moves over the sun. Then, it tells how far the moon and sun are from earth and why it appears to cover the entire sun instead of just causing a little less light. Turns out, the moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth. It then explains that During a total solar eclipse, the part of the moon blocks out all the light from the sun, and the sun's corona becomes visible after the sliver of moon passes over the sun. It then explains how remarkable the solar eclipse truly is. Then it says that it looks like it's twilight out when the moon fully passes over the sun, blocking it's light. Then it explains what areas are best to view the entire eclipse. It tells time for places, going from when it starts in Madras, OR at 9:06 AM, to when it starts in Columbia, SC, at 01:03 PM. It finally explains more about how to view it safely, then the article ends.
This website I found, explains how you will see the solar eclipse from a location near you. First, it explains how the 2017 solar eclipse is approaching, and that people are looking all over for best places to see it. Then, it explains how every American Can fit in the best spots to look at, even Oregon. It shows me an animation, then says that it is very accurate, and is a bit fast according to NASA timing. It then continues to explain the model, which is described as "3d", according to the article. They explained how they got all the stuff together, describing different steps, then putting the image into some sort of system that makes it appear 3d.
This website, found on google, is an explanation of when our last total solar eclipse will be. This article first explains what things the moon can do during a solar eclipse. It says that one of three things have happened during a solar eclipse; Either we've gotten a total solar eclipse, where the Moon is close enough to Earth to have its shadow fall on it; an annular eclipse, where the Moon is too far from Earth and its shadow ends before it reaches our planet; or a hybrid eclipse, where sunrise, or sunset observers see an annular eclipse and midday observers see a total eclipse, with the ~4,000 mile (~6,000 km) disparity in the Earth-Moon distance making all the changes. It turns out that the final total solar eclipse will be in about 650 million years- less than 1 billion! It then states that this happens about twice a year, which I don't believe is true. It also explains the fact that the moon sometimes appears larger than the sun, because it is closer; therefore making the moons shadow appear larger than the sun as well. Then it continues to explain the moon, including the tide gravity. After it was done explaining the moon, it talked about how the moon appears to cover the sun once more. Finally, it explained how solar eclipses are slowly disappearing, and that there is nothing we can do to stop it.
This website that I have chosen, tells me first about What will happen on Monday, August 21,the solar eclipse. Next, it explained to me exactly what would happen in a full solar eclipse and what parts of the world would see a full solar eclipse. Then, it tells me that the first point of contact will be at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT. Totality begins there at 10:16 a.m., and that the eclipse will end around Charleston. It then gives me a chart of what times the eclipse will start, and the location that belongs to that time period. Finally it tells me about eye safety during a solar eclipse.