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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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What a total solar eclipse is and why this one is so unusual

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Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere, but Monday's will cut diagonally across the entire United States.

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Advisory issued for eclipse glasses, viewers sold at MO state parks

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Missouri State Parks has issued a warning about eclipse glasses and viewers with the name "PMS Promo Mart," which were sold at state parks. 

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Local couple incorporates eclipse into their wedding

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A local couple has known each other for more than 20 years and is planning their wedding to be held on the day of the eclipse.

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KCTV5 to broadcast LIVE from Rooftop Total Eclipse Picnic in Power & Light District

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Join KCTV5 as we broadcast live from the Rooftop Total Eclipse Picnic on the Rooftop Park at One Light Luxury Apartments on Aug. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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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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School makes new plans after ordering fake solar eclipse glasses

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Staff members at Spectrum Station were all set to view the total solar eclipse on Monday, but are having to make new plans after the glasses they ordered turned out to be fake.

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Local businesses try to keep up with demand for solar eclipse glasses

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If you haven't gotten your glasses for the solar eclipse, time isn't up just yet. Some local businesses have stocked up to meet the demand.

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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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Expert tips for photographing the total solar eclipse

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If you're headed to St. Joseph or other towns in the path of the solar eclipse, you'll probably want to take your camera, but getting the perfect shot might be more difficult than you think.

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Lee’s Summit to cancel school on Monday due to solar eclipse

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Lee’s Summit School District officials say that all classes will be canceled on Monday due to the solar eclipse.

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St. Joe prepares for massive eclipse crowds; some expect population size to double

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The eclipse is less than a week away as millions of people are expected to watch it in St. Joseph -- one of the best viewing spots in the country.

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What will the solar eclipse do to your smartphone and camera equipment? Video included

An expert advises users to place eclipse glasses over their phone camera lens. Credit: KMOV An expert advises users to place eclipse glasses over their phone camera lens. Credit: KMOV
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More than 1 million people are expected to travel to Missouri and Illinois to get a good look at the solar eclipse.

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The day the sun disappears

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Why the eclipse is a big deal

A map from NASA detailing who lives in an area able to see the total eclipse. (File) A map from NASA detailing who lives in an area able to see the total eclipse. (File)
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It’s a seventy-mile wide shadow that travels at twice the speed of sound. The experience is so cool that people will travel thousands of miles just to spend a few seconds in darkness.

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What the eclipse will look like in your backyard

The eclipse of the century is fast approaching on August 21, and it will be a show for the ages. It has been nearly 100 years since a total eclipse has moved from coast to coast across the United States. This one will be... More>>

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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Chicken N Pickle named top US rooftop bar for viewing total solar eclipse Video included

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A partial eclipse will be visible in all of Kansas City -- but you'll only see the whole thing if you head a few miles north to North Kansas City. 

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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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Kansas City Library prepares for rooftop eclipse event Video included

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If you're looking for a prime place to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the Kansas City Library downtown might be a good option.

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Where to watch: 2017 solar eclipse in Kansas City, KS

Starting from Oregon to South Carolina, 14 states will experience more than two minutes of totality, including the state of Kansas. (CNN) Starting from Oregon to South Carolina, 14 states will experience more than two minutes of totality, including the state of Kansas. (CNN)
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On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the entire nation for the first time in 99 years. Starting from Oregon to South Carolina, 14 states will experience more than two minutes of totality, including the state of Kansas. 

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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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Preparations continue for eclipse in Kansas City area Video included

With 20 days to go, astrologers have some tips for anyone who wants to get the most out of the upcoming eclipse. (KCTV5) With 20 days to go, astrologers have some tips for anyone who wants to get the most out of the upcoming eclipse. (KCTV5)
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With 20 days to go, astrologers have some tips for anyone who wants to get the most out of the upcoming eclipse.  They believe the Kansas City area is one of the best in the country to watch the show.  No matter where you're at, you are going to see something that is rare to Earth. Equipment at observatories, like The Warko at the University of Missouri Kansas City, won't be needed to check out the spectacular sight.  "If you're trying to watch the solar eclipse...

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Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

(Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. MDT. AND THEREAFTER In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017 photo, Twin Falls High School science teachers Ashley Moretti, left, and Candace Wright, right, use their... (Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. MDT. AND THEREAFTER In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017 photo, Twin Falls High School science teachers Ashley Moretti, left, and Candace Wright, right, use their...

If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder. 

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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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