"This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979."
There is a list of things not to do during the eclipse--#1 is don't look directly at
the sun!! Be sure to have protective eyewear!! And from all the news awareness,
you must have the right eye gear!
We'll just look at the photos once it has passed--should be some really good
ones that I can look directly at without damaging my eyes!