there are four eclipse the solar eclipse,partial eclipse, annular eclipse, and hybrid eclipse. Some of the sun shows from the moon.the moon does not go all the way over the sun.
What you need for the eclipse is eclipse glasses. You need those glasses so you can see the sun and the moon.If you wear eyeglasses keep them on and put the eclipse glasses over them.
Somethings that i found out was that this is the first eclipse in 38 years for the U.S. the eclipse is a line up of the sun,moon ,and the earth.eclipse happen when the Saros cycles happens.