Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 by Damien Deltenre (licensed for free use).

A rare total solar eclipse will arrive in the United States on August 21, 2017. In a 70-mile wide path, folks from Oregon to South Carolina will be able to experience the moon completely obstruct the sun, turning day to nearly night for up to two minutes and 40 seconds. What follows is how to best experience this celestial event and why it matters.