According to experts, viewing the sun with your eyes during the eclipse can burn your retina, damaging what your brain can see. This is known as "eclipse blindness"
There are four different types of solar eclipse, namely Partial eclipse, Annular eclipse, Total Eclipse and Hybrid Eclipse.
On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse visible all across the US. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible from anywhere in the United States since the total solar eclipse in March 1979.
The next solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024 which will track northeast from Texas to Maine and cross the path of the 2017 eclipse near Carbon dale, Illinois.