Total eclipses aren’t that rare—and you’ve probably missed a bunch of them

They happen about once every 18 months Beautiful? Yes. Uncommon? Not really. Pixabay A syzygy feels magical, and not just because it gets you at least 25 points in Scrabble. The whole concept of celestial bodies aligning feels poetic. When it results in a total solar eclipse here on Earth, you can feel for a few…