A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. The solar eclipse can be total or partial. The latest solar eclipse took place in August 2017 and was visible in most areas in North America.
A mysterious event mentioned in the Bible was actually the oldest solar eclipse ever recorded, a new Cambridge study has found. The revelation may help to rewrite the dates of Egyptian pharaohs, including the famous Ramesses II.
President Donald Trump viewed the solar eclipse a bit more closely than others, and not just because he was standing on a White House balcony. Trump removed his protective eyewear to wince into the sun’s rays.
Monday's solar eclipse will cost US companies $694 million in missed output, when employees take a break to watch the moon block the sun, according to outplacement and career transitioning firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Californians are being advised to reduce electricity usage and unplug home electronics during the solar eclipse. But the state’s solar-based electricity grid is not expected to run out of energy as the phenomenon plays out.