The solar eclipse is happening on August 21, Monday, 2017. This solar eclipse, you need to wear a specific piece of eye-wear. These eye-wear have a piece of lens that won't blind you from the sun.
These are a special type of glasses that I talked about in the "When Is It Happening", of course they don't all look like that. Some may have many different colors, others might not even be glasses. These glasses help protect your eyes from the sun. They are kind of pitch black, but that's how you see the solar eclipse, it darkens the sun rays so you could see the sun being covered by the moon. That's why it's best to wear these glasses.
How a solar eclipse forms is when the moon covers the sun, It will create a shadow casting over the earth. this graph shows the chances of when it will happen. As you can see it gives you a hundred percent chance of happening, therefore on August 21, Monday, 2017 a solar eclipse will happen.
This is a Solar Eclipse, a Solar Eclipse is when the Moon is lining up with the Sun and Earth. The Sun adds light to the Moon on oneside that we can't see, then cast a shadow on the otherside of it. Giving the earth a little shaded part. What we see from the other half is the Moon covering the sun.
A Lunar Eclipse is when the Sun is lining into place with the Earth, shedding light upon the Earth. This causes the Earth to cover the Moon with some shading if inline at the right place and the right time.
A Anular Eclipse is a bit like a Solar Eclipse, but it's not, it's when the Moon Is lined up between the Sun and the Earth, then casts a shaddow over the earth. This covers the Sun and leaves an outline. By the way this is sometimes also known as a Antumbra. Atumbra - A clear disk of light.