Make your own pinhole camera to safely view a solar eclipse in action! (NEVER look directly at the sun without proper solar filters!) Plus get ideas for turning these stellar events into an art project you can keep long after the eclipse is over.
This is the best simulation you'll find of the upcoming total solar eclipse
Prepare for the 2017 total solar eclipse | Astronomy.com
Animals can sense when a solar eclipse is happening. Researchers found that when the moon passes between the Earth and Sun, cicadas stop singing, bees get restless, and squirrels run around non-stop during and for 2 hours after the eclipse. Source
The sun is our nearest star and a warm light in the cold depths of space. It can also be a tantalizing target for skywatchers during solar eclipses and rare planetary transits across its surface, when viewed from Earth. But the sun is, first and foremost, a bright star and observers must take care during observing sessions.