On August 21, 2017, North Americans will experience something that has not happened in 38 years: A total solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.

Here in southern Michigan, it is expected we'll see an 80-90 percent covering of the sun by the moon. Folks in a diagonal path from Washington state to South Carolina will be in the so-called "path of totality," where viewers will experience an almost complete covering of the sun by the moon.

Be careful! Staring at the sun can cause vision damage, so it is recommended that special eye protection be worn during the eclipse. But, more on that later!

Join us at 8:08 a.m. Friday (July 21) when NASA scientist Jim Garvin discusses more about the total solar eclipse!