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Special glasses are needed to view the solar eclipse. (WFSB) Special glasses are needed to view the solar eclipse. (WFSB)

Some CT locations still have eyeglasses to view solar eclipse

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

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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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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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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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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 merchandise disappearing from store shelves Video included

Eclipse merchandise disappearing from store shelves. (FOX Carolina/ August 9, 2017) Eclipse merchandise disappearing from store shelves. (FOX Carolina/ August 9, 2017)
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Megan Patton shopped around for a shirt that she considered "out-of-sight" at Palmetto Moon in Greenville. She found one, a total solar eclipse shirt at the store.

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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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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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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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    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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