Hello, this is short, but sweet post. As most are enamored with the eclipse, there is a few things you should be informed about. First please use proper eye wear. Proper 123-12 Solar glasses is needed. More importantly if you are using a DSLR, you should proper filters. The proper filters is a Solar filter. Amazon has some lovely few for sale:
Now if you don't use these you can permanently hurt your camera. That much UV light can burn out filters, and melt the Inside of your camera. Smart phones though, due to such a small sensor should be fine. For more information about visit Petapixel's Article.