1. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all part of the sun.
2. The next total solar eclipse in the US is April 8th, 2024. It will visit Mexico, United States, and Canada.
3. Most calender years have 2 eclipses. There are usually 2 to 5 solar eclipses in a year, 5 in one year being super rare. Only 25 out of 5,000 years have had 5 solar eclipse. Last time it happened in 1935, the next is 2206.
4. There is four different types of eclipses that could occur. They are the Partial Eclipse, Annular Eclipse, the Total Eclipse, and the Hybrid Eclipse.
5. Indiana will have a total eclipse in 2024. Elkhart, South Bend, and the area we live will be in the Central and Southern limit of the total eclipse.
6. The dangers of looking at an eclipse without proper gear is one major one, and that is blindness. Looking at the sun directly with the naked eye damages the nerve in your eye that is sensitive to light, causing you to go blind if damaged bad enough.
7. The only safe way to look at a solar eclipse is with special-purpose solar filters in glasses. If you do not wear these, you could lose vision. Always inspect these glasses before using, if they are scratched, throw them out. Stand still and cover your eyes with the glasses before looking up at the eclipse. Always keep children supervised.
8. A musical connection made to the Solar Eclipse could be the song "Blinded By The Light." by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
9. An extra and interesting connection with a solar eclipse I have is Glaucoma. I was diagnosed with it when born. I thought this would be interesting because looking at an eclipse could make you blind, and glaucoma ALSO could make you blind, like me, because I can't see out my left eye. I just thought this was interesting and hopefully you do too... (:
10A. An interesting facts link page about the 2017 eclipse. It also has the percentage of view for popular cities.