On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States. The eclipse will be visible as a partial eclipse (where only part of the sun is covered) from Canada, but that view pales in comparison with the darkened skies under a total eclipse, so make plans to travel South for a good view. For those who can’t make the trip, we’ll be setting up scopes at Riverwood for public viewing.
NASA have published a great 1 minute video of what will happen during this solar eclipse, showing the relative sizes of the Earth and Moon – give it a look! NASA: Flying Around The Eclipse Shadow