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14 Stunning Eclipse Photos

Americans got a treat on Monday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 21, 2017 12:34 PM CDT
Updated Aug 21, 2017 3:38 PM CDT
Solar Eclipse Begins Putting On Its Show
The sun emerges from a total eclipse by the moon as seen near Redmond, Ore.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – Americans were gazing 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 US from coast to coast in nearly a century. Scientists said the eclipse would cast a shadow that would race 2,600 miles through 14 states, entering near Lincoln City, Ore., at 1:16pm EDT, moving diagonally across the heartland over Casper, Wyo.; Carbondale, Ill.; and Nashville, Tenn., and then exiting near Charleston, SC, at 2:47pm EDT, per the AP. Check out 14 amazing photos of the eclipse in our gallery. (Read more solar eclipse stories.)

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