1. An eclipse is when one heavenly body moves into the shadow of another heavenly body, For example, when a solar eclipse occurs, the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching Earth. During this, the moon casts a shadow onto the earth.
2. The next total solar eclipse, after Monday, August 21st, will be on April 8th, 2024. There could be many years in between eclipses.
3. There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area. The maximum number of eclipses that can take place in a year is 5, but hat's very rare. According to NASA, 5 eclipses (in one year) has only happened 25 times in the last 5,000 years.
4. There are four different types of solar eclipse, namely Partial eclipse, Annular eclipse, Total Eclipse and Hybrid Eclipse. A partial eclipse is when the moon only covers part of the moon, an Annular eclipse is when the suns center is covered by the moon, but you can still see the edges. A total eclipse is when the sun is fully covered by the moon, and a Hybrid eclipse is it's seen as annular by observers in one part of the Earth, and at the same time, is seen as a total eclipse by others in another part of the Earth.
5. Yes, on August 21st, 2017, Indiana will see the total eclipse. But we can't look at the eclipse directly with our eyes, we have to use special glasses.
6. Looking straight at the solar eclipse can damage your eyesight permanently. When you look directly at the sun, the intensity of the light and the focus of the light is so great on the retina that it can cook it.
7. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses." Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight.
8. A music connection to eclipses is "Eclipse" by Pink Floyd, It's connected because the song talks about eclipses.
9. I've never seen an eclipse before.
10A: I chose this link because it shows who can see the eclipse, what it is, and it explains everything about eclipses.