Livescience Solar Eclipse Traffic: What Are the Roads Like? 2017-08-21T12:58:00.000000000-04:00 The most anticipated celestial event of the year — the solar eclipse — is here, enchanting millions with midday darkness, leading to far fewer traffic jams in many areas of the United States than expected. Today's Eclipse May Help Scientists Predict Space Weather Storms 2017-08-21T11:54:00.000000000-04:00 A new simulation of the corona of the sun during the total solar eclipse today could test predictions about these huge jets of plasma that emanate from the sun. Gorgeous Images of the Sun's Corona in Simulation 2017-08-21T10:26:00.000000000-04:00 A new simulation of the corona of the sun during the total solar eclipse today could test predictions about these huge jets of plasma that emanate from the sun. Crossroads of the Solar Eclipse: Best Photos from Carbondale 2017 2017-08-21T09:23:00.000000000-04:00 Here are some of the coolest photos from in and around Carbondale, a city along the path of totality for the August 2017 solar eclipse. Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse with Your Phone or Tablet? 2017-08-21T06:45:00.000000000-04:00 Can you photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? With a few caveats, the answer is "yes." The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 Is Happening Today 2017-08-21T06:31:00.000000000-04:00 The first total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States in 99 years occurs today and millions of skywatchers are ready to watch. Did the Solar Eclipse Damage Your Eyes? Here's How to Tell 2017-08-21T06:26:00.000000000-04:00 Many watchers of today's solar eclipse may have glanced at the sun without proper eye protection. But how do you know if you've hurt your eyes? Great American Eclipse Casts Shadow over Great American Desert 2017-08-21T06:16:00.000000000-04:00 The Great American Desert becomes a more pleasant place during a Great American Solar Eclipse. Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super Bowl 2017-08-21T06:15:00.000000000-04:00 When it comes to total solar eclipses, "X" marks the spot for this college town, and excitement is building as people gear up for what's being heralded as the "Great American Solar Eclipse." Cliff Divers Plunge Into Oregon Water Tank During Total Solar Eclipse 2017-08-21T06:12:00.000000000-04:00 A group of cliff divers created their own celestial spectacle today (Aug. 21) in McMinnville, Oregon by diving into a tank of water in the darkness of the total solar eclipse.