On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun.Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event. Read this article to learn about what NASA is going to do with the solar eclipse.
Just like humans, animals are known to take interest in the phenomenon of the solar eclipse, and some species act very strangely.In another strange incident, llamas were seen gathering together to watch an eclipse, which occurs when the moon moves between the sun and the Earth at exactly the right alignment to cause temporary darkness.The eclipse can also affect spiders, who have been known to begin dismantling their webs during the totality, a process that usually only occurs during night time. Read this to learn what animals do during the eclipse.
Local schools are using the solar eclipse as a learning opportunity for students. But some parents are worried about their children's safety.They have good reason to be concerned.According to a local ophthalmologist, just a few seconds of staring directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to your vision. Read this to learn about eclipse safety.