The Moon Blocks the Sun

Sun blocked by Moon in total eclipse, with just the solar corona visible as a glow around the silhouetted Moon
NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
CreditNASA/Aubrey Gemignani
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A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon, as the Moon passed in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe.