When the moon moves between Earth and the sun and the three celestial bodies form a straight line: Earth-Moon-Sun, there’s a solar eclipse. Solar eclipses only occur during a new moon.
Check out the WHIO Space Glossary to learn the difference between an annular, hybrid and lunar eclipse.
A total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely covers the sun, as seen from Earth.
The eclipse will begin a little before 2 p.m. April 8, 2024.