- The 2017 solar eclipse was the first solar eclipse in the U.S. for 38 years.
- The first state that came in contact during the 2017 solar eclipse was Oregon.
- Totality lasted 2 minutes and 40.2 seconds in the 2017 solar eclipse.
- The 2017 solar eclipse was the most viewed eclipse.
- When the moon is completely blocking the sun, it is safe to look at with the naked eye.
- Fourteen states in the U.S. experienced totality.
- States that saw totality could see stars during the day.
- There was a partial lunar eclipse two weeks before the 2017 solar eclipse.
- Staring at a partial solar eclipse can burn a hole in your retina if you don’t have special eye protection.
- The next solar eclipse similar to the 2017 solar eclipse is estimated to occur in 2045.
By Carter Catado