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SLIDESHOW: What you may not know about the total solar eclipse

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(MEREDITH) -- Did you know a total solar eclipse in 840 led to the creation of France, Germany, and Italy? Or, the average speed of the moon's shadow travels at nearly 1,700 miles per hour?

Take a look at what you may not know about a total solar eclipse. 

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