A total solar eclipse will darken skies across America on Monday, August 21. For avid star-gazers and first-timers alike, this notable celestial event is set to be an unforgettable experience.
Here are some tips and notable points you should know ahead of the upcoming total solar eclipse:
1. It’s been titled the Great American Total Solar Eclipse — Aptly named for its high visibility across a large number of U.S. states, the total solar eclipse will span a narrow path all the way from the West Coast to the East Coast. Surrounding areas will also experience some degree of this this lunar phenomenon in the form of a partial solar eclipse.
2. A once-in-a-lifetime event — Although total solar eclipses happen every three years on average, this one is particularly special. According to National Geographic, the Great American Total Solar Eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse since 1918 to