On August 21st the United States will be experiencing its first total solar eclipse since 1979, it will be spanning from coast to coast, which has not happened since 1918. With the eclipse quickly approaching the science world is all a buzz. The eclipse will even be broadcast live from balloons.

The corona, the part of the sun that is very difficult to study normally, will be able to be examined during the eclipse and researchers are hoping to learn the scientific reasoning behind why the corona is markedly hotter than the rest of the sun’s surface.

Here are a few other interesting reads to help catch you up on the event and a quick link to make sure you are viewing the eclipse with the proper eye wear. ?

Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?

Astronomers prepare for 2017 solar eclipse spectacle

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Kaylea is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of PERC360.com, PERC360 Media. She is a Doctor of Optometry (OD) and enjoys reading and cooking when she isn't eating, which she self-describes as occurring "constantly".