Staring at the sun is a bad idea because your eyes start to burn and water, but during an eclipse when you stare at the sun it could cause scarring to your eye with some sunburn. And even more, there has been no shortage of people getting injuries during an eclipse. Also Usually, the pain of looking at the sun is enough to gaze up for a moment before we permanent damage to our eyes. And this is why eclipses are uniquely dangerous when the sun is partially covered, our natural response to look away is dulled, though the risk of injury is not. So that's why it is important to wear the glasses if you look at the sun during a solar eclipse.
Bees will return to hives, chickens will go to roost and birds will stop singing during the total solar eclipse. A lot of animals will be very confused. Most animals will start the nighttime route when the solar eclipse starts. Pets like cats and dogs that are inside will be less affected by the solar eclipse than the wildlife will.
Here’s a glimpse of what civilization before today's time had an understanding of what a solar eclipse was. If you were a Greek you would think the gods were trying to tell you that you had done something bad. The Chinese would think the sun was getting eaten up by dragons. The Ch'orti indigenous of the Mayas believed that if an eclipse was longer than a day will bring an end to the world. In our modern age, it's life-changing and somehow it makes us connected to what are ancestors might have felt.
There are four different types of a solar eclipse. The first one is called a partial solar eclipse it occurs when only part of the sun is covered it's like the moon is taking a bite out of the sun. The next one is called an annular eclipse it is when the moon is in front of the sun leaving a ring that we can see the sun leaving the edge uncovered. A total solar eclipse is the next one out of the 4 eclipses and it is when the moon is completely covering the sun. The last one is called Hybrid Eclipse is the rarest eclipse. It is when an annual eclipse by observers in one part of the earth and a total eclipse by a different part of the earth.