An eclipse is when either the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, or when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun.
The next total solar eclipse inside the US will be on April 8th, of 2024, and will pass through Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, and Newfoundland.
Solar Eclipses usually happen at least once a year, and mostly have two. Some years, however, have been reported to have four or five!
There are only four different types of Solar Eclipses, and they are the Partial Eclipse, the Annular Eclipse, Hybrid Eclipse and the Total Eclipse.
On the Date of April 8th, 2024, A Total Solar Eclipse will pass through much of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The Total Solar Eclipse path will pass through Indiana, mostly Indianapolis along with the rest of central and south Indiana.
Dangers of looking at a Solar Eclipse can be to look at it without safety glasses on. If you are in the path of totality, however, you may ONLY look without the glasses for the span of time where the moon completely blocks out the sun for about 2 minutes. Not listening to the warnings can result in severe eye damage or blindness.
Safety measures you should follow when viewing a solar eclipse are to A) Always wear your safety glasses. Not doing so can result in severe eye damage or blindness while looking at the eclipse with no safety glasses on. You CAN take them off and still look if the Moon COMPLETELY covers the sun for the span of 2 minutes. And B) Even with the glasses on, dont look at the eclipse for a long span of time, you can STILL hurt your eyesight by doing this, so give your eyes a break every few seconds.
A music connection I can make is "It's the end of the world as we know it 'and I feel fine'" by R.E.M, and Metallica's "My Apocalypse"
An extra connection I can make is comparing the TOTAL eclipse view to that of a black hole, or the fact that the moon is the PERFECT size in front of the sun.
I chose this link because of how PERFECT it's path was going through Colombia and Charelston, SC and Salem, OR as well as Nashville, TN all major cities
I chose this link because of the exictement of the coast-to-coast eclipse, which has not happened since 1918, and was the first in history.