If you happen to be in Asia, the Pacific region or the western half of North America this Sunday (May 20), you could be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of a solar eclipse.
For those of you who need an astronomy lesson, a solar eclipse is what happens when the moon passes in a direct line between the Earth and the sun. This results in the moon’s shadow blocking the sun’s light as seen from Earth.
Lest you think that you can simply gaze upon the sky, HellaWella is here to set you straight with these tips for safely viewing a solar eclipse courtesy of Sky and Telescope.
For more tips on safe eclipse viewing, click here.
Now that you know what a solar eclipse is and how to safely watch one, the only thing left is to know when and where to watch it. Thankfully, the folks at Space.com have provided this handy viewing guide.
Happy eclipse watching!
If you are lucky enough to see the eclipse, tell us about your experience below.