Today, a solar eclipse may be a thing of beauty, but it historically has caused panic around the world. (I chose this because I thought it was interesting)
The sky show is occurring in a summer of America's profound discontent—making it a sort of Woodstock writ large. Like Woodstock, it comes at a time of turmoil and has the potential to elevate us—if only briefly—above those troubles. Very much unlike Woodstock, it will be a celebration that knows no single region, subculture or demographic slice.
I picked the song "You Are My Sunshine" because it is a song that talks about the sun.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The only safe way to look directly at the eclipse or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. 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
There is no danger to the eye in looking directly at a total solar eclipse. However; looking directly at the smallest part of a partial eclipse, including any annular eclipse, is very dangerous and can result in retinal damage.
There's going to be a total solar eclipse Aug. 21, and Indiana will take in part of the show.
The next total eclipse in the US is Monday.
Today, a solar eclipse may be a thing of beauty, but it historically has caused panic around the world. ( I chose this because yesterday you said something that people used to think the eclipse meant the end of the world. )
The two main categories of eclipses are solar eclipses and lunar eclipses; each has several subcategories. Eclipses occur often, but are commonly visible in only one part of the world, or aren't visible at all.
There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area.
Solar eclipses happen when the Moon moves between Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun's rays and casting a shadow on Earth.