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Photos: The Eclipse Is Coming. Are You Ready?

August 20, 2017 6:05 PM
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Photos: The Eclipse Is Coming. Are You Ready?

As Sunday afternoon rolled round, Americans who might normally dread the arrival of another Monday instead busied themselves preparing for the first total coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century.

the locations where the sun will appear to be completely blotted out by the moon, with only a thin corona of light visible. Dozens of festivals and gatherings were planned in the eastern and central parts of Oregon — such as the Oregon Eclipse Festival at the Big Summit Prairie Ranch.

, which is about 70 miles wide. And crowds from all over flocked toward those areas in a rush to get a good seat for the big show. Above, a map shows the hometowns of travelers visiting Madras, Ore., for the event.


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