First Total Solar Eclipse In 99 Years

The last time there was a total solar eclipse, it had been only about 10 years since the Cubs had won the World Series.

It’s been 99 years since that happened on June 8, 1918, but another one will finally happen this coming August 21st.

The sun will be covered starting in Oregon in the morning and then moving it’s way east across the country the rest of the day.

What’ll be covering up our buddy sun and making it feel like night even when it’s the middle of the day?

WGN TV says it’ll be the moon passing in front of the sun that will be causing all this!

Since this doesn’t happen all that often (I mean, it has been nearly a century!) the Adler Planetarium has a whole bunch of stuff planned, some of which is already happening.

Their Chasing Eclipses exhibit opens soon. You can find out more about that right here.

They’ll also have a whole bunch of activities on the day of, including safe ways you can actually look at this thing without burning your retinas out!

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