The total phase of the solar eclipse of Aug. 21 will last a maximum of 2 minutes and 40 seconds for observers on the ground. Here's how long it will last at various points along the totality path — and why total solar eclipses are so brief.
Millions of Americans are expected to travel to see the total solar eclipse that will cross the continental U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017. The event could create one of the worst traffic days in the nation’s history.
Imagine you attached keen instruments to a telescope and you rocketed a few light-years away from the solar system. And instead of observing the sun-moon eclipse, you stared at the sun as the Earth meandered in its orbit.
Bruno Gulotta, 35, an employee of Tom's Hardware Italy, owned by Space.com parent company Purch, was on holiday in Barcelona, Spain, when he was struck and killed by a van that also took the lives of 13 others and injured more than 100.