Solar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

Solar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth once every year or two. What is an eclipse? Learn more about how solar eclipses happen, the four types of eclipses, and how to view the sun safely if you’re within the path of totality.
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20 Responses

  1. Mike Tython says:

    I will look directly at the sun with no eye protection. It’s the best way to experience this phenomenon.
    EDIT: I will use binoculars, my eyesight isn’t what it used to be

  2. Sentinel Screamz says:

    Science logic, the sun won’t be as bright so there’s a better chance it can cause permanent eye damage 😐

  3. CloudchaserShaconag says:

    Or go to any store that sells welding supplies and get a visor glass reated 14 or darker. They cost less than eclipse glasses

  4. AboodGamingYT - Pokémon & More! says:

    I love these types of videos because I understand almost everything even though I am a 9 year old

  5. Torsten Landsson says:

    All that is now
    And all that is gone
    And all that’s to come
    And everything under the sun is in tune
    But the sun is eclipsed by the moon

  6. El Terrorizta says:

    im risking it all ima look at it with no glasses idc. only because i wont be able to see solar eclipses in a billion years.

  7. NO MA'AM says:

    Why does looking at the sun when it is eclipsed damage our eyes but no damage while looking at it for a few seconds when no eclipse?

  8. Eric Gordy says:

    Can I just aim my iPhone or will I go blind watching the recording?

  9. The Ghost Army says:

    Will the eclipse be visible in Texas ?

  10. Dylan Chadderton says:

    So what am i supposed to do when im a billion years old? Better enjoy it now before that short time passes.

  11. Andrea Morales says:

    well guess i’m fucked, august 21 is the day of my birthday

  12. Clint Martin says:

    It’s not “cosmic chance” its obvious design. Psalm 19

  13. Janis Berzinskis says:

    But, but… But earth is flat! This is racist. Not ok!

  14. Nicole The Tomato says:

    Look at this solar eclipse with protection guys. You don’t want to get blind.

  15. Elias Hernandez says:

    Only average ever 25 years

  16. Leah Chalmers says:

    US is expecting a solar eclipse on Monday. I hope I be where it is so I can video tape it. Since I travel Midwest to south most the time I reckon I’ll see it.

  17. Trunks says:

    So it’s basically similar to Terraria total eclipse awesome 😀

  18. queencreeperYT playsroblox says:

    You did it I wanna see the thing August 21
    I Need sun glasses

  19. Blue Dragonwolf says:

    I’m gonna be there baby! #localoregonian

  20. Ron Burgundy says:

    I can finally jerk it in public when it happens.

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