Immediately following the first moments of totality, the sky will darken and the Sun’s corona will appear. But the Moon that blocks the Sun will still remain invisible. Image credit: Hana Druckmullerova.

Why you can’t see the Moon during a total solar eclipse

The new Moon is brighter than every star in the sky. But you’ll never see it during an eclipse.

Ethan Siegel
Aug 23, 2017 · 6 min read

“Even though the reason for taking the photographs was science, the result shows the enormous beauty of nature.” -Miloslav Druckmuller, eclipse photographer