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Eclipse over America

A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet (2,025m) is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet (2,025m) is the highest point in the Great...more

A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet (2,025m) is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A jet plane flies by the total solar eclipse in Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A jet plane flies by the total solar eclipse in Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A jet plane flies by the total solar eclipse in Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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The sun is obscured by the moon during a solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Depoe Bay, Oregon.

 REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The sun is obscured by the moon during a solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Depoe Bay, Oregon. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The sun is obscured by the moon during a solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Depoe Bay, Oregon. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Guests react to the total eclipse in the football stadium at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Guests react to the total eclipse in the football stadium at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Guests react to the total eclipse in the football stadium at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Without his protective glasses on, President Donald Trump looks up towards the solar eclipse while viewing with his wife Melania and son Barron at the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Without his protective glasses on, President Donald Trump looks up towards the solar eclipse while viewing with his wife Melania and son Barron at the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Without his protective glasses on, President Donald Trump looks up towards the solar eclipse while viewing with his wife Melania and son Barron at the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The umbra, the moon's shadow, is seen over the United States from the International Space Station. 

Courtesy @Space_Station/Intl. Space Station

The umbra, the moon's shadow, is seen over the United States from the International Space Station. Courtesy @Space_Station/Intl. Space Station

The umbra, the moon's shadow, is seen over the United States from the International Space Station. Courtesy @Space_Station/Intl. Space Station
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Enthusiasts watch while standing atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon. 


REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Enthusiasts watch while standing atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Enthusiasts watch while standing atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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People watch the solar eclipse from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

People watch the solar eclipse from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

People watch the solar eclipse from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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The solar eclipse creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet  is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. 

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The solar eclipse creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The solar eclipse creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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People watch the solar eclipse from the observation deck of The Empire State Building in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People watch the solar eclipse from the observation deck of The Empire State Building in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People watch the solar eclipse from the observation deck of The Empire State Building in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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The International Space Station, in silhouette, as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse seen from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington. 

Courtesy Bill Ingalls/NASA/via REUTERS

The International Space Station, in silhouette, as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse seen from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington. Courtesy Bill Ingalls/NASA/via REUTERS

The International Space Station, in silhouette, as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse seen from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington. Courtesy Bill Ingalls/NASA/via REUTERS
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Madison the dog watches the solar eclipse in Nashville, Tennessee. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Madison the dog watches the solar eclipse in Nashville, Tennessee. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Madison the dog watches the solar eclipse in Nashville, Tennessee. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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A total solar eclipse is seen above Madras, Oregon. Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/Handout via REUTERS

A total solar eclipse is seen above Madras, Oregon. Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/Handout via REUTERS

A total solar eclipse is seen above Madras, Oregon. Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/Handout via REUTERS
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The solar eclipse is seen through the suspension wires of the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

The solar eclipse is seen through the suspension wires of the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

The solar eclipse is seen through the suspension wires of the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
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People watch the total solar eclipse from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People watch the total solar eclipse from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People watch the total solar eclipse from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Bentley Ewell, 7, wears a space suit on the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Bentley Ewell, 7, wears a space suit on the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Bentley Ewell, 7, wears a space suit on the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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The Bailey's Beads effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse on above Madras, Oregon. 


Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/via REUTERS

The Bailey's Beads effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse on above Madras, Oregon. Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/via REUTERS

The Bailey's Beads effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse on above Madras, Oregon. Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/via REUTERS
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Tavon Boaman, 21, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, does yoga as he watches the solar eclipse at Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Tavon Boaman, 21, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, does yoga as he watches the solar eclipse at Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Tavon Boaman, 21, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, does yoga as he watches the solar eclipse at Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. REUTERS/Scott Morgan
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Ariana Mareyev, 10, of Charleston wears several pairs of solar glasses on the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. 

REUTERS/Randall Hill

Ariana Mareyev, 10, of Charleston wears several pairs of solar glasses on the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Ariana Mareyev, 10, of Charleston wears several pairs of solar glasses on the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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The partial eclipse is obscured by clouds, viewed from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. 



REUTERS/Randall Hill

The partial eclipse is obscured by clouds, viewed from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

The partial eclipse is obscured by clouds, viewed from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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People watch the solar eclipse from Madison Square in midtown Manhattan in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People watch the solar eclipse from Madison Square in midtown Manhattan in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People watch the solar eclipse from Madison Square in midtown Manhattan in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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The sun is obscured during the solar eclipse in Depoe Bay, Oregon. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The sun is obscured during the solar eclipse in Depoe Bay, Oregon. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The sun is obscured during the solar eclipse in Depoe Bay, Oregon. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Samantha Loy (L) and Jessica Loy watch the total solar eclipse in Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Samantha Loy (L) and Jessica Loy watch the total solar eclipse in Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Samantha Loy (L) and Jessica Loy watch the total solar eclipse in Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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The Diamond Ring effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse above Madras, Oregon. 

Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA

The Diamond Ring effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse above Madras, Oregon. Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA

The Diamond Ring effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse above Madras, Oregon. Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA
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A minibus parked in a designated eclipse viewing area is seen in a campground near Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A minibus parked in a designated eclipse viewing area is seen in a campground near Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A minibus parked in a designated eclipse viewing area is seen in a campground near Guernsey, Wyoming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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The moon is seen passing in front of the sun at the point of the maximum of the partial solar eclipse near Banner, Wyoming. 


Courtesy Joel Kowsky/NASA/via REUTERS

The moon is seen passing in front of the sun at the point of the maximum of the partial solar eclipse near Banner, Wyoming. Courtesy Joel Kowsky/NASA/via REUTERS

The moon is seen passing in front of the sun at the point of the maximum of the partial solar eclipse near Banner, Wyoming. Courtesy Joel Kowsky/NASA/via REUTERS
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Maike Jesen, from Bergen, Norway, watches a solar eclipse before its totality from atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Maike Jesen, from Bergen, Norway, watches a solar eclipse before its totality from atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Maike Jesen, from Bergen, Norway, watches a solar eclipse before its totality from atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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The solar eclipse in Depoe Bay, Oregon. 


REUTERS/Mike Blake

The solar eclipse in Depoe Bay, Oregon. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The solar eclipse in Depoe Bay, Oregon. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Trees cast eclipse-shaped shadows in Nashville, Tennessee. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Trees cast eclipse-shaped shadows in Nashville, Tennessee. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Trees cast eclipse-shaped shadows in Nashville, Tennessee. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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People watch the solar eclipse during the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience at Madras High School in Madras, Oregon. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

People watch the solar eclipse during the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience at Madras High School in Madras, Oregon. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

People watch the solar eclipse during the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience at Madras High School in Madras, Oregon. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Michelle Campano (Right) and her sisters Jennifer (Middle) and Lauren Campano, all of Rockville, Maryland, check on the position of the sun using homemade solar viewers from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown during the Great American Eclipse in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Michelle Campano (Right) and her sisters Jennifer (Middle) and Lauren Campano, all of Rockville, Maryland, check on the position of the sun using homemade solar viewers from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown during the Great...more

Michelle Campano (Right) and her sisters Jennifer (Middle) and Lauren Campano, all of Rockville, Maryland, check on the position of the sun using homemade solar viewers from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown during the Great American Eclipse in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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People watch the solar eclipse at Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

People watch the solar eclipse at Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

People watch the solar eclipse at Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. REUTERS/Scott Morgan
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People watch the solar eclipse on the lawn of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

People watch the solar eclipse on the lawn of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

People watch the solar eclipse on the lawn of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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