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Get information about solar eclipses and total eclipses, and get news, facts, and photos from National Geographic.
Watch video! A total solar eclipse will make for an eventful afternoon in the skies above North America Aug. 21. this 'article' and video will give you all the information you'll need to know about a solar or total eclipse.
Later today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout.