Today, August 21, 2017, the US will experience a total solar eclipse that will go across the continental United States, from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The last time this occurred was on June 8, 1918, proceeding from Washington State across the US to Florida. The press gave heavy coverage to the eclipse and rightly warned of the risk of blindness by looking at the eclipse with the naked eye.
I would note that my son’s alma mater, SIU, is in the path of totality of the current eclipse and is running several events today. Go here to read about it.