On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will be treated to a rare celestial performance: a total solar eclipse, in which the Earth passes directly between the moon and the sun. Here's Live Science's coverage of all things solar eclipse.
The moon will pass directly between the sun and the Earth on Monday, Aug. 21, causing a total solar eclipse. If you want to see it happen, learn how to build a simple eclipse viewer out of a shoe box.
A thousand years ago, early Pueblo people, called Chacoans, captured their experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving it into a rock — a circle with looping streamers that resemble the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona.