Whether it’s aurora borealis, horizon-spanning rainbows, or lightning storms, nature knows how to put on a good show. On August 21, 2017, everyone in the United States will get a chance to witness one of nature’s rarer displays, when the moon moves between the Earth and sun in what’s known as a solar eclipse. Want to see it for yourself? Check out our infographic and gallery below for a full guide to this special event and a selection of images from notable eclipses.
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