The countdown has begun: It's less than a month until the country's biggest astronomical event of the century. On August 21, a Total Solar Eclipse will sweep across the U.S., with the best viewing areas occurring along a line running from Oregon to South Carolina.
Even if you aren't in one of the lucky states that will see the moon completely block the sun, you'll still witness a partial eclipse. The views are sure to be spectacular, but you can't take them in with your bare eyes or even with a regular camera alone. The sun will be so bright that special precautions must be taken by anyone looking to photograph, record, or simply look into the sky above.