Astronomers prepare for 2017 solar eclipse spectacle

On August 21, 2017, moon’s shadow will race across U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina

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CROWNING MOMENT  During a total solar eclipse in 2017, the moon will block the sun, allowing people to see the solar corona (as seen in this picture from a 1999 eclipse).

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