While it may still be three years away, astronomers are counting down the days until the next solar eclipse.
In 2017, thousands of people flocked to the campus of Southern Illinois University for the best view.
The campus is once again planning on putting together a big 3-day event consisting of educational activities for people of all ages.
Compared to the last eclipse, the totality of the event coming in 2024 will last a little longer.
According to the educators at SIU, the best viewing spot in the country is in southwest Texas with four-and-a-half minutes of totality.
Before we experience the next solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse will be in the sky above us in May of 2022.