What Is A Total Solar Eclipse?

What Is A Total Solar Eclipse?

Dude. It’s only one of natures most spectacular shows and it hasn’t happened in the US for 99 years!

In more descriptive terms for those of you still “in the dark”:

A total solar eclipse occurs when the New Moon 🌑 comes between the Sun ☀️ and Earth 🌎 and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night.

On Monday, August 21, one of these bad boys will be swooping across the United States.

Why is a total solar eclipse such a big deal? The guy’s over at VOX explain all you need to know and more in this video:

 

Pretty neat huh?

Want to know exactly when to look up? Click here, toss in your zip code, and Vox will fill you in on the details.

Will you be tuning in to check out the eclipse? Tell us where you’ll be viewing it and with who! Comment below 😊

 

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