The All-American Eclipse
"On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. A total eclipse is when the Sun is completely hidden by the Moon, the sky becomes dark, and the Sun's faint atmosphere (its corona) becomes visible--like a beautiful halo. This total eclipse will ONLY be visible on a narrow track stretching from Oregon to South Carolina across the U.S. Because no other country will get to see this total eclipse, it's being nicknamed "The All-American Eclipse." (Source)
Navigate this LibGuide to view fascinating information about this event, learn how to safely view the eclipse, and peruse related recommended readings.
You can also learn more about the viewing opportunities and events happening at the MSU Library (including how to get free eclipse glasses)!
In the video below, "Dr. Angela Des Jardins [of Montana State University] presents an interactive talk which explains the mechanics behind total solar eclipses and ignites curiosity in our solar system." - TEDxBozeman