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Viewer Video: Time-lapse of Solar Eclipse

In this video submitted by Eric Grigoryan, the solar eclipse is seen over Westfield in time-lapse

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Hundreds of people both young and old took part in viewing events around western Mass. Monday to watch the rare Solar Eclipse. 

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'Solar Sisters' reunite 38 years after eclipse

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It's a reunion that's decades in the making and likely to be out of this world.

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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

(Ken Scar/Clemson University via AP) In this photo provided by Clemson University, Donald and Norma Liebenberg stand in the driveway of their home in Salem, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (Ken Scar/Clemson University via AP) In this photo provided by Clemson University, Donald and Norma Liebenberg stand in the driveway of their home in Salem, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
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While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it.

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Naked eclipse party...and other rituals across the world

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A nudist club in Lonedell, Missouri is having an eclipse viewing party.

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How to safely view the solar eclipse general011

The solar eclipse will be a sight to see on Mon. August 21st, but if you don't view it safely that may be the last thing you see. You need proper eye wear or a special viewing device to see this celestial show safely.
 

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Solar eclipse: Why you should put down your phone

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is urging people to put down their smart phones during next Monday's solar eclipse and experience it in the moment: emotionally, physically and psychologically. 

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Watch what happens during a total solar eclipse

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On August 21, North America will experience a solar eclipse. A thin path across the U.S. will be treated to the 1st coast-to-coast total eclipse in nearly a century. 

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Amazon issues refunds for potentially phony eclipse glasses

(Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. (Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

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Eclipse Trivia Challenge

In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Are you ready for the eclipse? Use your astronomical intellect to answer these celestial questions

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Krispy Kreme creates solar eclipse-themed doughnut

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Krispy Kreme is going to new heights for the total solar eclipse, which will sweep the nation on August 21st. A move the company says it has never done before.

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Gridlocked roads? How some emergency crews are preparing for eclipse day

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Emergency responders are struggling to know how to exactly prepare for something they do not know much about.

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Animals and the eclipse: how will they react?

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While most of us will be looking up at the eclipse August 21, you may also want to look around and take a close listen, because something unusual could be happening with the animals on our planet -- at least, we think it could. "

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5 basic questions about eclipses answered

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Why do eclipses go east to west? How often do they occur? Why can't you stare at it directly? It's time you find out. 

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How to avoid buying 'bogus' solar eclipse glasses

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In case you haven't heard, it's not safe to look directly at a solar eclipse.

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Buyer beware! Many selling 'fake' solar eclipse glasses

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Planning to get some special glasses to watch the solar eclipse on August 21? Well. buyer beware. Not all so-called "solar eclipse" glasses are created equal. Experts warn against staring directly at the sun, which could permanently damage the eyes. 

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Airport officials remind drone pilots to register before going airborne during eclipse

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The total solar eclipse is less than three weeks away, and some Oregonians are planning to use drones capture the event.

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SLIDESHOW: How solar eclipses changed history

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From stopping a war to proving Einstein's theory of relativity, total solar eclipses have impacted humanity since the dawn of time.

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SLIDESHOW: What you may not know about the total solar eclipse

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Did you know a total solar eclipse in 840 led to the creation of France, Germany, and Italy? 

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Interested in owning property on the moon?

Well, the 2017 eclipse is less than a month away, which means the nation will be in for one of the most spectacular sights nature can show us. But instead of just watching the moon pass in front of the sun, what if you could tell your friends and family that you OWN a piece of it?

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Here's how you can photograph the coming solar eclipse

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For a few minutes on August 21, everyone in North America will be united in a solitary, awe-inspiring event: A total eclipse of the sun. 

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How cities and businesses are cashing in on total solar eclipse crowds

Millions of eyes will be fixed on the sky when a total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. in August. It's likely many of them will be safely behind the special glasses churned out by a Tennessee company. 

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Where to see the 2017 total solar eclipse

August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse. (Photo: YouTube/BBC) August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse. (Photo: YouTube/BBC)

On a single day in August, the sun will disappear behind the moon, and sky watchers in the eclipse's path across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina will witness a total solar eclipse.

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USPS reveals total eclipse Forever stamp

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On Tuesday, the United States Postal Service will release a special edition Forever stamp featuring a solar eclipse image. This is in preparation for the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017. 

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Mark your calendar: full solar eclipse coming in August

August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse. (Photo: YouTube/BBC) August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse. (Photo: YouTube/BBC)

August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse.

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