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The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 Is Happening Today

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The first total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States in 99 years occurs today and millions of skywatchers are ready to watch.
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Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse With Your Phone or Tablet?

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Can you photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? With a few caveats, the answer is "yes."
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The Sun Is Literally Boiling, Releasing Balls of 'Hot Horror' Into Space

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 4:00pm
The Sun Is Literally Boiling, Releasing Balls of 'Hot Horror' Into Space
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Spotlight on Carbondale: Illinois Town Sits at Solar Eclipse 'Crossroads'

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 2:03pm
By pure cosmic coincidence, the town of Carbondale has found itself at the center of eclipse mania.
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Solar Eclipse 2017 in Carbondale: Space.com is at the Crossroads

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 2:00pm
Space.com's Tariq Malik hits the road to Carbondale with Live Science's Denise Chow to cover the celestial event of the year, if not the century.
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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Here Are the Best Live-Video Streams to Watch

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 1:56pm
Experience 2017's total solar eclipse virtually: Come Aug. 21, people outside the eclipse path, under cloudy skies or hoping to stay indoors have plenty of options to watch the celestial event live.
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Our Favorite Total Solar Eclipses from Movies and TV

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 1:36pm
The total solar eclipse is causing many folks to travel this weekend, and as these films and television programs demonstrate, eclipses have fascinated viewers throughout time.
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Solar Eclipse 2017 in Nashville: The Moon's Shadow in Music City

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 1:30pm
Space.com's Hanneke Weitering reports from her home state of Tennessee as she chronicles Music City's epic celebration of the solar eclipse.
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Here Are the Most Amazing Things to Observe During a Solar Eclipse

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 11:00am
All sorts of spooky and downright amazing things happen during a solar eclipse, and knowing what to look for makes the experience even better.
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Tips for Safe Eclipse Viewing…from Someone Who Learned the Hard Way

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 11:00am
Get out and enjoy the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but be sure to protect your eyes, or suffer potentially devastating effects.
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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 11:00am
On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. Here's what you need to know about this rare celestial show.
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Why the Human Eye Sees a Total Solar Eclipse Better Than a Camera

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 10:41am
Here's a look at how the human eye works and why seeing an eclipse in person is so much better than looking at one in pictures.
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1 Day Until the Solar Eclipse! NASA Scientist Explains What Makes Eclipses Spectacular

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 10:37am
We're just one day away from the Great American Solar Eclipse, and people across the U.S. are getting ready to see this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event.
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NASA's Parker Probe Will Explore The Sun's Hellish Atmosphere in 2018

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 10:26am
During the total solar eclipse, skywatchers can see the corona: the hellish, mysterious outer atmosphere that NASA plans to probe in 2018.
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NASA's Epic Voyager Mission at 40: Q&A with Lead Scientist Ed Stone

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 10:00am
Voyager project scientist Ed Stone discusses the greatest achievements of the epic mission, which lifted off 40 years ago today (Aug. 20).
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Why an Eclipse Is Better Viewed from Earth: An Astronaut's Perspective

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 9:51am
During my mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), I shot what I was told was the first astronaut video of a partial eclipse.
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Here's a Final Weather Update for Solar Eclipse Day (Aug. 21, 2017)

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 7:48am
The 2017 solar eclipse is less than 24 hours away. Here are the most up-to-date weather forecasts for regions inside the path of totality.
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How to View a Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Eyes

Sat, 19/08/2017 - 3:48pm
Here are guidelines for watching the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, including when it is safe to remove your eclipse glasses.
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How Long Will the 2017 Solar Eclipse Last? Depends Where You Are

Sat, 19/08/2017 - 3:32pm
The total phase of the solar eclipse of Aug. 21 will last a maximum of 2 minutes and 40 seconds for observers on the ground. Here's how long it will last at various points along the totality path — and why total solar eclipses are so brief.
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Get Ready for Major Traffic Jams During the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Sat, 19/08/2017 - 3:29pm
Millions of Americans are expected to travel to see the total solar eclipse that will cross the continental U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017. The event could create one of the worst traffic days in the nation’s history.
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