As the moon blocks the sun, daytime turns to twilight, and the sun's corona shimmers in the darkened sky. A total solar eclipse is a thrill and a rarity. One whose path of totality stays completely within the US is especially rare; the last time that happened was in 1776. That's why the coming August eclipse is known as the Great American Eclipse. Nearly all Americans are within a one-day's drive to see the total eclipse, and every part of the US will see a partial eclipse. Your guide to the sight of a lifetime includes a description of the spectacle, a summary of how eclipses happen, a history of eclipses seen in America, ways to successfully watch the eclipse, detailed maps showing the best places to go, and (important!) two pairs of special solar eclipse viewing glasses. You must have proper eye protection to view the partial stages, and the closer we come to August 21, the harder these glasses will be to find. Guide is softcover, 8 ½" x 5 ½", XX pages, illustrated throughout. After the eclipse, it's your souvenir of a grand celestial event.