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Monday, 21 August 2017

The solar eclipse begins! Oregon catches its first glimpse of the celestial event-of-a-lifetime as it begins to sweep across the US

The solar eclipse begins
The total solar eclipse began in Oregon at just after 10am PDT and will travel from coast to coast over the next 90 minutes, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina. While the total solar eclipse, where the moon completely blocks out the sun plunging the area into twilight, while be seen from 14 states, the rest will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun. In Oregon, locals ran out of their homes, with eclipse glasses or homemade contraptions in hand, to watch the moon fully cover the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona.

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