Here are some fun facts about today’s eclipse:
- From an astrological standpoint, eclipses are powerful times so be clear about your intentions and goals and you’ll be more likely to accomplish them
- The last eclipse of this kind was in 1979, but if you miss it today, you won’t have to wait that many years again. The next time that America will be able to see a total solar eclipse is in seven years, on April 8th, 2024.
- Somewhere between 500 million and one billion years from now, there won’t be any total solar eclipses because the moon continues to drift further and further from Earth.
- Animals could go crazy during the eclipse. Nocturnal animals like owls and bats could wake up and start hunting for food. Elephants go nuts and make all kinds noise. And if you’re out in a forest, it may suddenly seem eerily quiet because birds stop chirping and many animals are still.
- If you don’t want to go outside to try and see it, NASA will be livestreaming during the entire eclipse from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M. Eastern time so you can see it at NASA.gov.