Rare Total Solar Eclipse To Take Place This Week [Video]
It's not every day that we see a total solar eclipse and for the first time since November 2013, the moon will make a pass at the sun causing it to block out some of the light. This classic image, while erie, is a sight to see. It's going to be happening on March 20th at approximately 4 a.m. EDT. According to Space.com,
The dark umbral shadow cone of the moon will trace a curved path primarily over the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, beginning off the southern tip of Greenland and then winding its way counterclockwise to the northeast, passing between Iceland and the United Kingdom.
There is a slight chance you may be able to look out into the night sky when it's happening, but in case it's too far away to see in person, there is the option of streaming it online. To do that visit http://www.virtualtelescope.eu/.
Of course one of the most important things to remember about an eclipse is to never look directly into the sun. As tempting as it may be, the rays will burn your eyes! That's why the folks from Space.com have compiled a video to observe the eclipse safely. Don't miss this rare scientific sight!