Astronomy

This photo shows the beginning of a solar eclipse as seen from Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP)
August 21, 2017 - 12:53 pm
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 1:40 p.m. After staying behind the clouds, the sun in Nashville moved into the clear to happy staring crowds at the Nashville Zoo. Louisiana State University chemical engineering major Tiffany...
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The moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
August 21, 2017 - 11:41 am
Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses Monday as the moon began blotting out the midday sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century. "The show has just begun, people! What a gorgeous day! Isn't this great...
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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)
August 21, 2017 - 11:14 am
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): Noon Both of South Carolina's political parties are trying to capitalize on the eclipse in fundraising campaigns. In an email titled "'Eclipse' the Democrats!" the South Carolina Republican Party...
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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)
August 21, 2017 - 7:27 am
Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Eclipse-watchers everywhere — and...
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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)
August 21, 2017 - 2:11 am
Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Eclipse-watchers everywhere — and...
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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)
August 20, 2017 - 8:55 pm
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. Veteran eclipse watchers warned the uninitiated to...
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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)
August 20, 2017 - 6:39 pm
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. Veteran eclipse watchers warned the uninitiated to...
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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, Poureal Long, a fourth grader at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., practices the proper use of eclipse glasses in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse. Schools around the country preparing for the solar eclipse are reacting in a variety ways, with some using the event for a full day of science lessons and others closing to avoid the crush of crowds expected in their towns. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 19, 2017 - 9:39 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice." "The sun looks like the moon!" ''It's really dark!" ''There's just a little circle...
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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, Poureal Long, a fourth grader at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., practices the proper use of eclipse glasses in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse. Schools around the country preparing for the solar eclipse are reacting in a variety ways, with some using the event for a full day of science lessons and others closing to avoid the crush of crowds expected in their towns. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 19, 2017 - 9:36 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In towns and cities along the path of the solar eclipse, some school districts are seizing the opportunity for ready-made science lessons while others chose to take the day off. The North Kansas City school district will experience a total blackout during Monday's eclipse...
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This image provided by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 shows a forecast map of cloud cover for the United States for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, and the path of totality of the solar eclipse that day. (NOAA via AP)
August 18, 2017 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. As of Friday, the forecast for Monday's total solar eclipse shows Oregon and Idaho as the most promising for clear sky views, while South Carolina...
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