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Solar eclipse Monday afternoon - what you need to know

A total solar eclipse will cast a shadow across the United States Monday. Here is what you need to know: 

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Solar eclipse impact on pets Video included

When the solar eclipse arrives Monday, millions of people will be looking to the sky to catch a glimpse. They'll also be wearing protective glasses so the sun doesn't damage their eyes. But do pet owners need to be concerned for their animals?

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Eclipse glasses handed out by downstate library recalled Video included

Close to 200 pairs of solar eyewear had to be recalled at a downstate library. 

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'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse Video included

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Americans are staking out prime viewing spots along a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday. More>>

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

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American Indian tribes hope for renewal in the upcoming solar eclipse, though not all will watch. More>>

Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

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In towns and cities along the path of the solar eclipse, some school districts are seizing the opportunity for ready-made science lessons. More>>

Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse

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Baseball fans in more than half a dozen cities will catch the solar eclipse at the ballpark as teams look to cash in with game-day viewing parties. More>>

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

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If you want good eclipse watching weather, Oregon and Idaho look like the best spot. More>>

Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online

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Can't be there to see total solar eclipse? How to watch on TV, online. More>>

The Latest: US coast-to-coast total eclipse comes to an end Video included

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Forecasters say it looks like a big chunk of the nation on the path of the total eclipse will get clear viewing for the sky show. More>>

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark Video included

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Millions of eclipse watchers are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday. More>>

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

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Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. More>>

Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

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Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. More>>

Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

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Eclipse chasers from around the globe will be watching again when the sun goes dark in the US. More>>

US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

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More than 110 U.S. post offices offering special postmarks for Monday's solar eclipse. More>>

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse' hit during eclipse

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Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday's solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on board. More>>

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

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

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

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Next week's stunning solar eclipse in the United States will generate as much science as oohs and aahs. More>>

Perseid meteor shower 'warm-up act' for this month's eclipse

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Consider this weekend's Perseid meteor shower an opening act for this month's total solar eclipse. More>>

Local libraries giving out free solar eclipse glasses

The big solar eclipse is coming in a little more than 2 weeks and some people are trying to find the right glasses to view it.

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Eclipse watchers may face some travel headaches

For the first time since 1918, the United States gets treated to the sight of a total solar eclipse from coast-to-coast, giving nearly everyone in the U.S. a chance to see this rare and breathtaking event.

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Science Says: Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse Video included

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Ahead of eclipse, eye doctors warn: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver. More>>

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