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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, fourth graders at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. practice the proper use of their eclipse glasses in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, fourth graders at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. practice the proper use of their eclipse glasses in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Your last-minute cheat sheet on Monday's Eclipse of the Century

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It's happening today, folks! The eclipse of the CENTURY!

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Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East Video included

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If you want good eclipse watching weather, Oregon and Idaho look like the best spot.

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Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

Ray Cooper, volunteer for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, preps his equipment to provide live video of the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse at the state fairgrounds in Salem, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) Ray Cooper, volunteer for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, preps his equipment to provide live video of the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse at the state fairgrounds in Salem, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.

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Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

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Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.

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Pig’s eye shows what happens if you stare at the sun with telescope

(Photo: Mark Thompson, Sami Hussein, YouTube) (Photo: Mark Thompson, Sami Hussein, YouTube)
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Mark Thompson, a TV astronomer used a pig’s eye to show what could happen if you stare at the eclipse without proper protection for too long using a telescope.

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Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

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Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. More>>

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

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Eclipse chasers from around the globe will be watching again when the sun goes dark in the US. More>>

MDOT: Stopping during eclipse could be 'very dangerous'

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Millions will be treated to the very rare upcoming solar eclipse, but state highway officials are warning drivers to remain safe. 

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Missouri club hosting solar eclipse party... but you must be nude Video included

Forty Acre Club in Lonedell. Credit: KMOV Forty Acre Club in Lonedell. Credit: KMOV
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A nudist club in Lonedell, Missouri is having an eclipse viewing party.

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Famous solar eclipses caught on camera

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Here are some of the famous solar eclipses over that past century, witnessed around the globe. 

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How to avoid eye injuries during solar eclipse

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The upcoming solar eclipse promises to be among the most anticipated celestial events of our time.

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Understanding the solar eclipse jargon

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With the total solar eclipse quickly approaching you’ll likely see plenty of articles about it. Many will mention things like path of totality or magnitude. What on earth do these terms mean? Below we will break down just a few of the words or phrase your likely to see or hear in regards to the August 21 total solar eclipse. 

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Solar eclipse events and viewing parties

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We are only one short week away from the solar eclipse! With the big event quickly approaching you may be searching for a way to enjoy the event or the get the kids involved. Thankfully there are plenty of events all over Michigan you can attend.  

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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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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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Just for fun: Preparing for the eclipse? Sky cover for August 21st over last ten years

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How has our luck been with sky conditions the last ten years on August 21st? Check it out!

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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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Prepare for Aug. 21 solar eclipse

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We are now less than two weeks away from the August 21 total solar eclipse. 

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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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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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Eclipse viewers urged to take precaution to protect their eyes Video included

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News 4 spoke with Washington University opthomological surgeon, Dr. Susan Culican of St. Louis Children's Hospital who said you should only use ISO rated eclipse glasses.

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FAQs on The Total Solar Eclipse

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On August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible in the St. Louis area

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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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See 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse dazzle the sky

People in the Southern Hemisphere observed a "ring of fire" eclipse on Sunday. (Source: NASA via Facebook) People in the Southern Hemisphere observed a "ring of fire" eclipse on Sunday. (Source: NASA via Facebook)
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A rare "Ring of Fire" eclipse takes place when the Moon partially covers the Sun.
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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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