The total solar eclipse of 2017’s path of totality, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.
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On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. Here’s what you need to know about this rare celestial show. Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)

REMEMBER: Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindnessNEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection . See our complete guide to find out how to view the eclipse safely.

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