In 2017 there was a total solar eclipse visible from the United States. The previous one was in 1979, so they are pretty rare. The best place to view was Kentucky. It lasted about 3 minutes. Here are some photos:
You need to wear glasses like these to keep your eyes safe.
It makes people jump with joy.
All you can see is the out gas from the sun.
Infographics illustrate how it all works. The moon blocks sun light and creates a shadow on earth.
Note the location of sun, moon, and earth. The full shadow is called the umbra and the half shadow is the penumbra. Here you can see the area of partial and total eclipse.
Join a viewing party to enjoy this once in a lifetime natural event.