The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the entire US since 1918 is happening on August 21, 2017. The eclipse center line will enter the US crossing Oregon between Lincoln City and Newport and will exit three hours later in South Carolina between Georgetown and Charleston. If you've never seen a total solar eclipse, here's your chance! NASA is here to help you prepare for this wondrous natural spectacle.
Solar flares can sometimes heat the solar surface to temperatures of 80 million °F - far hotter that the sun's core!