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Viewing of partial solar eclipse in CT ends Video included

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While Connecticut wasn't able to see all of it, parts of the country got to experience a total solar eclipse on Monday.

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Eclipse.aas.org has a list of reputable manufacturers of  solar filters and viewers for solar eclipses.

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

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

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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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Cellphone photography of the eclipse can damage more than the phone Video included

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Monday's total solar eclipse is going to be the most photographed eclipse in history, but only if photographers have the right tools.

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Tips for eclipse safety and avoiding scams

Special glasses are needed to view the solar eclipse. (WFSB) Special glasses are needed to view the solar eclipse. (WFSB)
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Tomorrow millions of people will gather to witness the first solar eclipse in 38 years. 

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Science Sunday: Mark and TJ get ready for solar eclipse 8/20

Mark and TJ offer some tips ahead of Monday's solar eclipse.

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

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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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Some CT locations still have eyeglasses to view solar eclipse

Special glasses are needed to view the solar eclipse. (WFSB) Special glasses are needed to view the solar eclipse. (WFSB)
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The solar eclipse is just four days away and Connecticut residents are still searching for the special viewing glasses. 

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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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Oregon man shares warning after being partially blinded by 1963 eclipse

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An Oregon man who watched a solar eclipse in 1963 says the experience left him partially blind in one eye, and now he wants everyone to know the warnings about eye damage during the upcoming eclipse are no joke. 

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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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Watch what happens during a total solar eclipse

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On August 21, North America will experience a solar eclipse. A thin path across the U.S. will be treated to the 1st coast-to-coast total eclipse in nearly a century. 

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Science Center zeros in on solar eclipse celebration

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The Connecticut Science Center in Hartford is gearing up for a solar eclipse celebration on both Aug. 20 and 21.

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Amazon issues refunds for potentially phony eclipse glasses

(Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. (Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

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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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Balloons to provide unique view of upcoming solar eclipse

Students and professors from two Connecticut universities are taking part in a project that will provide a unique view of this month's solar eclipse.

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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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Gridlocked roads? How some emergency crews are preparing for eclipse day

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Emergency responders are struggling to know how to exactly prepare for something they do not know much about.

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Animals and the eclipse: how will they react?

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While most of us will be looking up at the eclipse August 21, you may also want to look around and take a close listen, because something unusual could be happening with the animals on our planet -- at least, we think it could. "

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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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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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