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Report: Some patients treated for putting sunblock in their eyes during eclipse

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Those experiencing blurred or impaired vision after watching the solar eclipse may want to see an eye doctor. 

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Georgians donate glasses so others can view future eclipse

A school near Georgia's coast is collecting eclipse glasses for a group that plans to make them available to schools in Asia and South America so students there can view an upcoming eclipse in that part of the world.

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Local businesses cash in on total eclipse Video included

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For a small business owner in a small town, the extra income means a lot.

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Tips for eye pain and sensitivity from the solar eclipse Video included

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Twenty-four hours after the Eclipse, Channel 3 viewers had questions about symptoms they were experiencing-everything from eye pain to blurry vision. 

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Pass along your eclipse glasses

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A group called Astronomers Without Borders is preparing to collect eclipse glasses to distribute to students in developing countries. The hope is, as they safely view their eclipse in 2019 with those pairs of donated glasses, a lifelong interest in science will be sparked.

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How wild animals reacted during the eclipse

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Animal experts were on the lookout for unusual beastly behavior at the Chattanooga Zoo and the Tennessee Aquarium during Monday's solar eclipse. 

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Meet baby James William Cotter, born during Solar Eclipse Video included

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As the moon passed in front of the sun and Chattanoogans stopped to take in the view, a few local moms were busy bringing life into the world. 

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Totality thrills thousands gathered in Sweetwater

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The magical moment has come and gone in Sweetwater, and it's one that the thousands of people who gathered in the small East Tennessee town will never forget. Sweetwater saw two minutes and 37 seconds of totality at 2:32 p.m. 

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Erlanger reporting 7 babies were born during Solar Eclipse

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Officials at Erlanger Medical Health System are reporting that they had seven babies born during the hours of 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Total Eclipse hours.

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About a dozen people miss the historic eclipse while being booked

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A small number of citizens missed the historic total solar eclipse as it passed through Chattanooga Monday because they were in the process of being booked into the Hamilton County Jail.

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Total Eclipse: Trump ignores pleas of ‘don’t look!’ to stare directly at the Sun

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on Aug. 21, 2017. Nicholas Kamm / AFP - Getty Images President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on Aug. 21, 2017. Nicholas Kamm / AFP - Getty Images
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From a balcony at the White House, President Donald Trump did it his own way — marveling briefly a few times the astronomical phenomenon sans shades after using them for his initial viewing.

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Plane full of scientists got Earth’s first glimpse of eclipse

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Fueled by strong coffee and blue- and green-frosted doughnuts, a small army of astrophysicists, astronomers and planetary scientists cheered and applauded as "Solar One" — a special Alaska Airlines flight — launched to give them the world's very first look at Monday's total solar eclipse.

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Temperatures drop 4-11 degrees during Solar Eclipse Video included

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Here in Chattanooga, we reached 91, dipping to 88 with a 4 degree temperature drop.

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Eclipse: Students watch lessons come to life Video included

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Many schools across the viewing area cancelled classes Monday for the total solar eclipse, but for some schools class was in session. Teachers turned the cosmic event into a learning opportunity.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: Traffic Video included

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The day is finally here, the Great American Solar Eclipse! Traffic is expected to be much like a Tennessee football game, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and like race day in Bristol. 

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SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: Spring City, in the path of totality Video included

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People from across the area and the world are here to view the eclipse as the path of totality passes right through the city.

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Totally random stuff about the eclipse Video included

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To help pass the time before totality, we offer a few bit of trivia facts about the eclipse, and of course, some eclipse jokes.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE: Live NASA feed Video included

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With the eclipse carving a narrow "path of totality" from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, millions were gearing up to watch the sky on Monday.

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UPDATE: Still need solar eclipse glasses? Here's how to get them!

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The solar eclipse is less than a week away, and folks in Chattanooga are making sure they're ready. However, if you haven't found your eclipse glasses just yet, snagging a pair may not be as easy as you thought. 

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How to get Instagram-worthy photos of the Solar Eclipse with your phone

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The last time the United States saw a solar eclipse visible from the contiguous 48 states there wasn't anything like a smartphone.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: Weather

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Happy Eclipse Monday! It is going to be warm and a little humid today with a high of 93.  

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A solar eclipse of the stamp

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On August 21, 2017, consumers will be able to purchase a limited edition "Total Eclipse of the Sun" postage stamp. 

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How one tiny rural Tennessee town is bracing for an Eclipse influx

A display of commemorative eclipse shirts sold at the Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Spring City, Tennessee. Ben Popken / NBC News A display of commemorative eclipse shirts sold at the Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Spring City, Tennessee. Ben Popken / NBC News
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An estimated 10,000 visitors from near and far with gather at the former garment industry hub with a population of about 1,900.

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Krispy Kreme, Denny’s and more are cashing in on the Eclipse

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Chains across the nation are gearing up to celebrate the rare celestial event with limited-time products, discounts, and glasses giveaways.

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Schools that are closed for August 21 Solar Eclipse

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The Total Solar Eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017 means some schools will be closed; others will use the day as an extra educational event.

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Spring City prepares to welcome thousands of visitors

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The long awaited great american total solar eclipse is less than 24 hours away, and some city's in Tennessee are the perfect location to watch. One of those cityies is Spring City, which sits directly in the path of totality,a prime spot for folks wanting to get the full solar eclipse experience. 

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TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse

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TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse The Tennessee Department of Transportation anticipates heavier than normal traffic on interstates and state routes during the total solar eclipse on Monday. 

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Eclipse glasses: Everything you need to know Video included

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NASA has recently warned of unsafe glasses being distributed by dishonest companies. The agency recommends the following brands as the best in the business: American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17.

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Eclipse celebrations begin in Spring City

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The solar eclipse is less than 48 hours away, but the celebration has already started in Spring City.

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Safe photography during the solar eclipse: What you need to know

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The solar eclipse will have a lot of people looking at the sky on August 21st, so you must protect your eyes. 

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What the Tech? Mesh Network

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Who knows what's going to happen Monday. There will be so many people streaming the eclipse from their phone and many others uploading photos that cell towers may be overwhelmed. We;re looking at new technology that allows people to connect to other people and the internet even without a connection.

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Easy and 'delicious' way to view the solar eclipse

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Solar eclipse glasses are a hot ticket item around the country, but you can make a pinhole viewer to watch the eclipse in a different and completely safe way. 

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Tickets sold out for solar eclipse viewing party at Sounds ballpark

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Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Murphy, NC prepares for the solar eclipse

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Locals are hoping visitors will understand that patience is just as important as safety glasses this Monday.

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TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse

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TDOT is putting all roadway projects on hold to make the trip a little easier on the thousands expected to travel for the big day.

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How will the eclipse impact animals?

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As far as your pets, Dr. Hammon said the risk is there, but it's minimal. 

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Bonnie Tyler will perform 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during total solar eclipse

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For a lucky few eclipse viewers aboard the Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise, the event will include another once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon when they hear singer Bonnie Tyler perform her '80s power ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart" live.

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What the Tech? Globe Observer app

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NASA is looking for a few good scientists to help during the eclipse, whether they're in the path of totality or not. A look at it's new app that will gather more data on an eclipse in history.

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Dalton 2nd graders excited for Solar Eclipse

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While some schools are closing for next week's historic solar eclipse, students in Dalton will have a longer school day to witness the event together.    

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What The Tech? Solar Eclipse Timer

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Look in Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store and you'll find dozens of apps for the upcoming solar eclipse.

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How to protect your pets during the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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We know that humans need glasses to protect our eyes from the solar eclipse But what about our pets? 

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Airbnb predicts TN hosts will earn $2.6M for eclipse rentals

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Airbnb, a website that allows homeowners to rent their properties, predicts that hosts in Tennessee will take in at least $2.6 million during the event.

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50k people expected in Sweetwater for eclipse

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In six days, thousands of people will swarm the small town of Sweetwater, Tennessee, for the total solar eclipse. 

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Tyson's solar eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it

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Prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself.

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Did you get glasses for the eclipse from Amazon? Check your e-mail

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Some already have their special glasses for next week's total solar eclipse but if you got yours from Amazon, you might want to check your e-mail because they might not be safe.  

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Erlanger preps for Aug 21. Solar eclipse

One of Erlanger's Life Force fleet. One of Erlanger's Life Force fleet.
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Erlanger and other government agencies will work together to ensure the safety and health of those in the Tennessee Valley.

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Georgia Department of Public Health encourages 'eclipse glasses' for 2017 total eclipse

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The Georgia Department of Public Health reminds those who will watch the solar eclipse that it’s never safe to look directly at the sun, or eye damage may occur. 

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Find out which glasses are safe to use to watch the upcoming solar eclipse

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The issue has become so widespread that Amazon has cracked down on counterfeit sellers.

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Total solar eclipse could affect animal behavior Video included

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Many animals depend on natural cycles of light and darkness to get through daily life. But on August 21 their routines will be interrupted by a solar eclipse in the middle of the day.

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Georgia professor creates Waffle House eclipse map Video included

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UGA professor Jerry Shannon created a map overlaying the NASA's path of totality with Waffle House locations.

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Eclipse history in the U.S.

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The first total solar eclipse of the century is coming on August 21! They've been visible above the United States in the past, but they've taken different paths.

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How to see the Total Solar Eclipse from the edge of space

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The solar eclipse that will sweep across the U.S. on August 21 will involve lots of firsts.

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Do not use your sunglasses to view upcoming eclipse Video included

These special purpose solar filters or solar eclipse glasses can be found at local outlets (Source: WMC Action News 5) These special purpose solar filters or solar eclipse glasses can be found at local outlets (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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We all want to see the Great American Eclipse coming in August, but eye doctors warn it's dangerous to watch the eclipse without proper eyewear.

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What The Tech? Shooting the eclipse from a smartphone

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This month's solar eclipse which will be visible to 99% of the United States will no doubt be the most photographed event in history. 

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What The Tech? Shoot the eclipse like a pro!

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If you had a penny for every photo of the upcoming solar eclipse taken with a smartphone, you will probably be a very rich man. 

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Tennessee wineries, farms hosting solar eclipse watchers

Tennessee's farms and wineries are getting ready to host visitors hoping to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse in August.

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Free Solar Eclipse glasses are out there, if you know where to look

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You'll need serious eye protection to watch the August 21 solar eclipse, and various organizations are handing out freebies.

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An out-of-this-world spot to watch the Solar Eclipse, and the price is right

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The home-rental site teamed with National Geographic to create the most memorable viewing experience under the sun, called the Night at Solar Eclipse.

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TVA preparing for large crowds during eclipse weekend Video included

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Whether visitors come for a long vacation or just a day trip, TVA is doing everything it can to make sure people have a fun and safe time watching the eclipse.

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Cleveland's Allan Jones donates 43,000 Eclipse glasses to 6 area school systems

: Gincy Pendergrass (center) is shown here pointing out where the Great Eclipse will take place on Aug. 21 to her friends at Cleveland Middle School friends Olivia Lefoy, Madilyn Maselli, and Reece Meagher. : Gincy Pendergrass (center) is shown here pointing out where the Great Eclipse will take place on Aug. 21 to her friends at Cleveland Middle School friends Olivia Lefoy, Madilyn Maselli, and Reece Meagher.
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When the Great Eclipse of 2017 takes place on August 21, students in six area school systems will be able to remember the historic moment thanks to the donation of special eclipse viewing glasses.  

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What airports and airlines are expecting for the August 21st Solar Eclipse

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Local airports tell Channel 3 they are not expecting a difference in operations on August 21, and flight instruments will not be impacted.

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Polk County company offers unique view of total eclipse

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If you'd rather see next month's total eclipse from open waters rather than from land, the Ocoee Inn and Marina is offering a unique experience.  

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Lodging for visitors becoming scarce for eclipse weekend Video included

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In case you haven't heard, a total solar eclipse will occur above portions of the Channel 3 viewing area on Monday, August 21, and the people from outside the region who want to see it are running out of time to find a place to stay.

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Hamilton County Schools, childcare to close for 2017 Solar Eclipse

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No classes means that Hamilton County students can watch the Solar Eclipse without worrying about school.

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Traffic expected in anticipation of Solar Eclipse

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With thousands more vehicles on the roads in late August to view the Total Solar Eclipse, TDOT is making preparations.

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L & N Depot and Local Companies in Etowah Plan for Eclipse Video included

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The City of Etowah in McMinn County is in the line of totality for the upcoming total solar eclipse.

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Tennessee State Parks prep for Solar Eclipse Video included

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Much of the continental United States will be able to see the solar eclipse, and Tennessee will be a prime spot.

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#2017SolarEclipse: Safety tips for viewing the eclipse

The total solar eclipse will be on August 21, and if you're planning to watch it, here are some safety tips.

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The Great American Eclipse is coming: How to catch the best views

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Across the country, people are trying to determine where to get the best seat for the eclipse taking place Aug. 21, the first complete solar eclipse that will be visible from the contiguous United States since 1979.

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Tennessee county's schools cancel class for eclipse

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Students in a Tennessee school district won't have to skip class to catch next month's solar eclipse.

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Chattanooga Zoo anxious to see how its animals react to total solar eclipse Video included

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The Chattanooga Zoo is eager to see how its animals will respond to the total solar eclipse on August 21.

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What the Tech? Smartphones & the solar eclipse Video included

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So, you want to get some pictures or videos of next month's solar eclipse? If you want to try with your smartphone, good luck.

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UTC professors shed light on what to expect for the August solar eclipse Video included

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They were able to shed some light on the darkness that will happen on August 21st.

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Vandy launching balloon to watch solar eclipse

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Engineers at Vanderbilt University are launching a high-altitude weather balloon on Tuesday afternoon as part of a nationwide test leading to the total solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21.

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Website shows specific time of solar eclipse for your location

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For the first time in 99 years, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun.

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Northeast Georgia mountains provide prime views of eclipse

When the sun, the moon and Earth all align during the solar eclipse later this summer, some of Georgia's best viewing spots will be in the northeast Georgia mountains.

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You Have Questions about the Solar Eclipse. We Have the Answers

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On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow strip of land that stretches all the way across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina. 

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Proper eye wear for total Solar Eclipse on August 21 Video included

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Keep your eyes safe when you're watching the Solar Eclipse in August. 

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Spring City parks prepping for the Total Solar Eclipse

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Veterans Park in Spring City, is one of the designated areas where thousands will be coming out to view the total solar eclipse in the Tennessee Valley. City Manager Stephania Motes is making plans for the weekend. 

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What every eclipse watcher needs to know

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Two months and counting! 

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St. Jude solar eclipse glasses can save children and your eyes Video included

St. Jude eclipse glasses (Source: WMC Action News 5) St. Jude eclipse glasses (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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To help you see the eclipse safely, American Paper Optics partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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2017 Solar Eclipse Simulator

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For the first time in nearly a century, much of the United States will be able to see a solar eclipse.

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Volunteers to needed to document this summer's Solar Eclipse

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The images will be stitched together to create a continuous view of the eclipse as it moves across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina.

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'Great American Eclipse' will make sun disappear in Tennessee

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The sun is going to disappear. And no, it is not the end of the world. 

On August 21, what is being dubbed the "Great American Eclipse" will put us in the dark in parts across the country. 

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How to plan for this summer’s once-in-a-century solar eclipse

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It is not too early to begin preparing for the Great American Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017.

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I was robbed of my eclipse experience. Don’t let that happen to you

A total solar eclipse is visible through the clouds as seen from Vagar on the Faeroe Islands on March 20, 2015. AP photo A total solar eclipse is visible through the clouds as seen from Vagar on the Faeroe Islands on March 20, 2015. AP photo
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Census counts reveal there are 12 million people living in the U.S. in the so-called "band of totality."

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Why scientists are so excited about this summer's Solar Eclipse

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A total solar eclipse, the first one to grace the continental United States since 1979, and the first to run from sea to shining sea since 1918.

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How you can see the solar eclipse in the Smokies

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has unveiled its plans and viewing options for the 'Great American Total Eclipse.' 

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TONIGHT: A celestial triple header

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Clear skies Friday night, accompanied by unseasonably warm temperatures, will make conditions optimal for stargazers to enjoy a triple treat. 

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Land Between the Lakes taking early reservations for eclipse

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is taking early reservations for camping for next August, when a total solar eclipse is occurring. 

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