The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

 On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America saw a solar eclipse. Anyone within the path of totality was able to see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon had completely covered the sun and the sun's atmosphere - the corona - could be seen, stretched from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path still saw a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.