1. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth for up to three hours. There are full and partial eclipses. A partial eclipse is when the sun is never fully covered. A full eclipse is when the sun is fully covered by the moon.
2. After August 21, 2017, the next solar eclipse that will be visible in the United States will be April 8, 2024.
3. Solar eclipses occur two to five times every year, but they are only visible in a limited part of the world.
4. There are four types of eclipse. There is the partial eclipse, the annular eclipse, the total eclipse, and the hybrid eclipse.
5. In 2024, there will be a total eclipse in Indiana.
6. If you look directly at the sun during an eclipse, it could damage your retina which is the part of your eye that is sensitive to light.
7. One safety measure you should take when viewing the solar eclipse is wearing the glasses that are specially designed to protect to eyes from the damage that the sun can cause to your eye during an eclipse.
8. "Sun is Shining" is a song by Bob Marley that was released in 1978 and became one of his most popular songs.
9. If you are in a rural area during the solar eclipse there is a chance that your cell phone may not work.This is due to the amount of people that have been flooding into the area to see the total eclipse. There is a chance that the networks will be so overloaded that they will just crash.
10a. Animals will be confused during the solar eclipse because it will be dark so they will start their nighttime routine.