Our universe does some absolutely miraculous things. So many of those things happen in the vastness of space, and we can't always watch them occur. On Monday, we will be able to witness one of those miracles happen first hand. Since 1979, this is the first total solar eclipse that the citizens of the United States will be able to witness. What makes it even more rare, is that this is this first time, since 1918, that it will sweep across the entire U.S. It will be a truly amazing experience, but there are some precautions that need to be made. So, be safe and have fun!
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. When this happens, the moon casts a shadow over the sun, completely covering it up.