• Released Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1:58PM
  • ID: 12481

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On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America.

Watch the video to learn more about the solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017.

Most observers will see a partial eclipse except for those along the path of totality.

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The moon is directly between the Earth and the sun during an eclipse, allowing us to see and study the sun's corona.

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Eclipse glasses are essential to avoid eye damage when looking at the sun, even partially eclipsed.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Image of eclipse courtesy of Miloslav Druckmüller, Peter Aniol, Martin Dietzel, Vojtech Rušin
Image of boy in eclipse glasses by NASA/Bill Ingalls

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