Today, Monday August 21, 2017 marks the arrival of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. But solar eclipses are more than just a beautiful sight to be seen. Historically, these events have helped scientists understand everything from the sun’s structure to proof of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at how a solar eclipse revealed the first known existence of solar storms.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com
Video Credit: NASA Goddard