This is a good site to start with. There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area. Solar eclipses can only happen around New Moon because of the alignment of Earth, the Moon, and the Sun which happens at that time. Even though solar eclipses take place every year, they are considered a rare sight, much rarer than a lunar eclipse.
After the August 2017 solar eclipse, the US will see another solar eclipse on October 14, 2023. That one will be annular, however - which means the edge of the sun will remain visible as a bright ring around the moon.That eclipse will be visible from Northern California to Florida, according to NASA.
You are seeing the moon go in front of the sun. Making an eclipse. And it is then dark.
Level up your eclipse trivia knowledge with these 25 facts about the August 2017 total solar eclipse. This is good if you want some cool facts. And it will expand your knowledge