The Solar Eclipse is going to be seen from Oregon to South Carolina. The United States is the only landmass where it can be fully seen. The first people to see it is people from Yaquina Head north from Newport, Oregon. The last people to see it are the people on the coast of South Carolina.
Ancient cultures wanted to find out why the sun was disappearing when an eclipse happened. So there cultures would make there own reasons. Some cultures thought mythical creatures were eating the sun. Some others thought the gods were angry so that's why the sun disappeared.
If you stare bare eyed at the sun during a eclipse your eyes will get damaged. People who do this will get a condition called Solar Retinopathy. The condition happens when the sunlight goes into the retina which holds your light sensing cells which makes it so you can see.
A Solar Eclipse is when the moon orbits the sun. When the moon orbits the sun it also covers the sunlight from the earth. The first shadow is called an Umbra. The second shadow is called the Penumbra.