During a solar eclipse, the moon maneuvers between Earth and the sun, throwing a band of shadow, the umbra, onto Earth's surface.
For the lucky folks in the direct path of the eclipse – the path of totality – it's an awe-inspiring and otherworldly event. The sun will appear as a black disk and it'll be dark enough to see the stars.
Here in New Mexico, we saw a partial solar eclipse.
Don't worry if you missed the show. On a global scale, a total solar eclipse occurs every 12 to 18 months. Partial solar eclipses are more common. For someone turning 12 this year, there will likely be 60 more total solar eclipses in their lifetime.
The Taos News has a video on ourby our copy editor, Jordan Miera, who was in Idaho Falls, Idaho for the show.
Send us your best photos – from here in Taos or the path of totality, if you went – and we'll post them to the Great American Eclipse gallery.