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The Iron Sun Swirls of red and green represent highly charged iron streaming from the sun’s upper atmosphere, captured by a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center astronomer during a total solar eclipse in

By now we’ve all heard the biggest news of 2017, fated in the heavens for eons before humanity’s earliest ancestors walked the savannahs: There’s an eclipse this August 21st, and it’s carving a path right through these great United States of America. GO GET IT NERDS.

The Best Place to View the Total Solar Eclipse This Summer, According to Science

White light image of the solar corona during totality of a solar eclipse. The first since 1918

<3 Gallery: Our Amazing Sun~The Sun, Solar Eclipses & Solar Phenomena. This sight must have really frightened people many hundreds of years ago. <3

Gallery: Our Amazing Sun

Gallery: Our Amazing Sun~The Sun, Solar Eclipses & Solar Phenomena.

COMING INTO VIEW Total solar eclipses let scientists see what’s happening in the corona, the site of some of the sun’s most interesting physics. ~~ S. Habbal et al.

Why is this year’s solar eclipse such a big deal for scientists?

COMING INTO VIEW Total solar eclipses let scientists see what’s happening in the corona, the site of some of the sun’s most interesting physics. Habbal et al.

Most photographs don't adequately portray the magnificence of the Sun's corona. Seeing the corona first-hand during a total solar eclipse is best.

The above picture is a combination of thirty-three photographs that were digitally processed to highlight faint features of a total eclipse that occurred in March of

Total Solar Eclipse, Libya March 29th 2006 by eclipsechaser (Daniel Lynch) on Flickr

Total Solar Eclipse, Libya March 2006 ~ What causes that light scatter ~ Lunar atmosphere, space dust, Earth's atmosphere?

So the big day finally came and went. All these months of hype, leading up to Aug. 21, 2017 where the solar eclipse began in Oregon. Here are some of the most incredible images we could find capturing the amazing moment! I've never seen so many majestic photos in one day captured in our beautiful st

15 Seriously Mind-Blowing Photos From Oregon's Solar Eclipse

So the big day finally came and went. All these months of hype, leading up to Aug. 21, 2017 where the solar eclipse began in Oregon. Here are some of the most incredible images we could find capturing the amazing moment! I've never seen so many majestic photos in one day captured in our beautiful st

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