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Weatherman breaks down in tears during solar eclipse

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So, the solar eclipse happened (finally) after months of anticipation. But it’ll be hard to find someone who is more excited about it than Tom Skilling, the chief meteorologist for WGN-TV.

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Judge denies witness chance to view eclipse

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A federal judge in Florida ruled a trial couldn't be postponed just because one of the key witnesses — a federal agent — had travel plans to see the solar eclipse.

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Eclipse watchers across the US

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Millions of people across the US went outside to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse as it cut across the country. Click a point on the map to see Americans everywhere sharing in the wonder.

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NASA captures image of space station crossing Sun during eclipse

NASA composite image of International Space Station moving across the Sun during the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. NASA composite image of International Space Station moving across the Sun during the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse.
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Millions of people across the country were looking up and taking in Monday's remarkable solar eclipse. The event was especially amazing near Banner, Wyoming where NASA captured the International Space Station and moon simultaneously passing in front of the sun.

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Kansas and Missouri are preparing for the country's first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. 

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All you can eat "mooncakes" at Denny's today for the eclipse

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Denny's restaurants are celebrating the eclipse the best way they know how -- pancakes, or rather, "mooncakes." 

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The solar eclipse is here

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Over the past few millennia, people who knew nothing about eclipses couldn't explain the natural phenomena. Many cultures thought it was a sign from their sun god; it is even known to have ended full-flung battles.

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St. Joe to Cape Girardeau: Ready to see sun go dark in total eclipse

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A diagonal 300-mile-long, roughly 70-mile-wide stretch from St. Joseph to Cape Girardeau will be in what's called the "path of totality" that will offer the best viewing of the total eclipse on Monday.

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Butler R-V School District changes plans due to uncertified eclipse glasses

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The Butler R-V School District has sent a letter to parents and students stating that eclipse glasses they ordered cannot be certified so students will have to watch a livestream of the eclipse from indoors.

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Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

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"The sun looks like the moon!" ''It's really dark!" ''There's just a little circle of light!" ''It's just a speck up there!"

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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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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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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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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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Solar eclipse is a hot ticket businesses in St. Joseph

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The excitement is building throughout St. Joseph as local businesses prepare to host hundreds of thousands of visitors in just one month for the total solar eclipse.

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Mark your calendars! Kansas City metro to have great view of total solar eclipse

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Mark your calendars! On Aug. 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will sweep across the country, and our area will get some of the best views of the astronomical phenomenon!

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Northwest Missouri prepares for 2017 Great American Eclipse

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The "Great American Eclipse" — a total eclipse of the sun — is expected to draw thousands of people to northwest Missouri when it darkens the skies in August 2017.

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August solar eclipse to bring stargazers from around the world to St. Joe

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In six months, the country will experience the first total eclipse of the sun in almost four decades. And while it won't happen until Aug. 21, stargazers from around the world aren't taking any chances.

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Couple plans to wed during solar eclipse in Missouri

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Samantha Adams and her fiancé are planning a cosmic wedding this August during the total solar eclipse. 

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MoDOT warns about potential massive traffic jams during solar eclipse

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The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is still weeks away but MoDOT is already issuing advice to drivers because of the potential for large traffic jams

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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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