This eclipse is special because it has not happen for a very long time. There are over ten states in the United States that will be able to see the total solar eclipse.
There are tips for how to view the eclipse safely. You need to have special eclipse sun glasses in order safely look at the sun. If you are in Seattle there are places to view and they even give free eclipse glasses http://seattlerefined.com/lifestyle/the-2017-solar-eclipse-guide-for-dummies-08-17-2017.
To watch safely follow these guidelines https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety. This is a list of the vendors that sell eclipse sun glasses recommended by the NASA https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.
OK, enjoy is spectacular even, and be safe.