Solar eclipses happen when the Moon moves between Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun's rays and casting a shadow on Earth.
After the August 21, 2017 eclipse, the next total solar eclipse visible from North America will be April 8, 2024.
About once every 18 months a total solar eclipse is visible from some place on the Earth’s surface. That's two totalities that take place for every three years.
There are four different types of solar eclipse, namely Partial eclipse, Annular eclipse, Total Eclipse and Hybrid Eclipse.
There are cities where the eclipse will be more visible than others. In Indiana, about 91.5% of the eclipse will be visible.
Solar eclipses are dangerous because the sun can come out from behind the moon and "surprise you" before you have a chance to look away.
You need to wear protective eye wear when looking at the eclipse because it can permanently blind you.
"Ain't No Sunshine" is a song by Bill Withers from his 1971 album Just As I Am, produced by Booker T. Jones.
Viking sky wolves, Korean fire dogs, and African versions of celestial reconciliation are some of the ways people around the world have sought to explain solar eclipses in the past