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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

Georgians donate glasses so others can view future eclipse
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.

Local businesses cash in on total eclipse
Local businesses cash in on total eclipse

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

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

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

Pass along your eclipse glasses
Pass along your eclipse glasses

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.

How wild animals reacted during the eclipse
How wild animals reacted during the eclipse

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

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

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. 

Erlanger reporting 7 babies were born during Solar Eclipse
Erlanger reporting 7 babies were born during Solar Eclipse

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.

About a dozen people miss the historic eclipse while being booked
About a dozen people miss the historic eclipse while being booked

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Temperatures drop 4-11 degrees during Solar Eclipse
Temperatures drop 4-11 degrees during Solar Eclipse

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

Eclipse: Students watch lessons come to life
Eclipse: Students watch lessons come to life

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.

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: Traffic
SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: Traffic

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. 

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

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

Totally random stuff about the eclipse
Totally random stuff about the eclipse

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

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

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. 

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: Weather
SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: Weather

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

A solar eclipse of the stamp
A solar eclipse of the stamp

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

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

An estimated 10,000 visitors from near and far with gather at the former garment industry hub with a population of about 1,900.

Schools that are closed for August 21 Solar Eclipse
Schools that are closed for August 21 Solar Eclipse

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.

Spring City prepares to welcome thousands of visitors
Spring City prepares to welcome thousands of visitors

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. 

TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse
TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse

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. 

Eclipse glasses: Everything you need to know
Eclipse glasses: Everything you need to know

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.

Eclipse celebrations begin in Spring City
Eclipse celebrations begin in Spring City

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

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

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

What the Tech? Mesh Network
What the Tech? Mesh Network

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.

Easy and 'delicious' way to view the solar eclipse
Easy and 'delicious' way to view the solar eclipse

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. 

Tickets sold out for solar eclipse viewing party at Sounds ballpark
Tickets sold out for solar eclipse viewing party at Sounds ballpark

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

Murphy, NC prepares for the solar eclipse
Murphy, NC prepares for the solar eclipse

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

TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse
TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse

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.

How will the eclipse impact animals?
How will the eclipse impact animals?

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

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

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.

What the Tech? Globe Observer app
What the Tech? Globe Observer app

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.

Dalton 2nd graders excited for Solar Eclipse
Dalton 2nd graders excited for Solar Eclipse

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.    

What The Tech? Solar Eclipse Timer
What The Tech? Solar Eclipse Timer

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

How to protect your pets during the 2017 Solar Eclipse
How to protect your pets during the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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

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

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.

50k people expected in Sweetwater for eclipse
50k people expected in Sweetwater for eclipse

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

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

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.

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

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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