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How to know if you damaged your eyes during the eclipse Video included

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Doctors say symptoms of eye damage during an eclipse may not show up right away and that a quick look will not result in vision loss.

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Couple watches eclipse, then get engaged

Mike Flores and his girlfriend Belinda got engaged shortly after watching the eclipse in Valmeyer, Illinois. Credit: KMOV Mike Flores and his girlfriend Belinda got engaged shortly after watching the eclipse in Valmeyer, Illinois. Credit: KMOV
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An Illinois couple will always remember Eclipse Day

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ECLIPSE BABIES: Parents delighted to welcome new additions on eclipse day Video included

Several babies were born on eclipse day in the St. Louis area. Credit: KMOV Several babies were born on eclipse day in the St. Louis area. Credit: KMOV
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While others oohed and ah-ed at the beauty of the eclipse, the cries of newborn babies at Barnes Jewish Hospital were no less full of wonder

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People travel to St. Louis area from far and wide to see eclipse Video included

People traveled from far and wide to the St. Louis area to see the total solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV People traveled from far and wide to the St. Louis area to see the total solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV
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People from all over the United States and the world flocked to the St. Louis are Monday to watch a total solar eclipse

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Passengers 'float' into the path of totality to see the solar eclipse

Many people got to watch the total solar eclipse from the boat Tom Sawyer on the Mississippi River. Credit: KMOV Many people got to watch the total solar eclipse from the boat Tom Sawyer on the Mississippi River. Credit: KMOV
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165 passengers floated the Mississippi River into the "path of totality" on the Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruise.

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Monday’s eclipse has special meaning for one little girl

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Monday’s eclipse was very special for a little girl who is in St. Louis because she has brain tumor on her optic nerve that affects her vision

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Thousands flock to Carbondale for eclipse

Thousands packed Saluki Stadium to watch the total solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV Thousands packed Saluki Stadium to watch the total solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV
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About 14,000 people filled Southern Illinois University's Saluki Stadium in Carbondale to watch Monday's total solar eclipse

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Trump watches eclipse from White House

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wear protective glasses as they view the solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the White House in Washington.  (AP Andrew Harnik) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wear protective glasses as they view the solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Andrew Harnik)
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President Donald Trump squinted and pointed skyward before donning protective glasses to take in the solar eclipse at the White House. 

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Solar Eclipse: Social Media Updates!

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Your last-minute cheat sheet on Monday's Eclipse of the Century

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, fourth graders at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. practice the proper use of their eclipse glasses in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, fourth graders at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. practice the proper use of their eclipse glasses in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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It's happening today, folks! The eclipse of the CENTURY!

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4 things to look at during the eclipse (besides the sun)

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Today is the day. The eclipse is finally here, and we've waited a long time. But with just a few precious minutes to appreciate the phenomenon, it's important to spend your time wisely. The main spectacle is, of course, the sun and the moon. Watch the sky grow dark as the moon blocks out the sun, but don't miss out on these other amazing experiences you can only witness today during the eclipse. Here's what to look for during the eclipse: 1. A 360-degree sunset Don't stare at the s...

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Missouri campgrounds reach capacity with eclipse traffic from all over the country

Jellystone Park has a time capsule for current campers to write to the future campers, who will watch the total solar eclipse again in this same spot in 2024. (KMOV) Jellystone Park has a time capsule for current campers to write to the future campers, who will watch the total solar eclipse again in this same spot in 2024. (KMOV)
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Missouri Campgrounds are also maxing out at capacity with eclipse viewers coming from all over the country. 

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City of Washington holds 3 day eclipse celebration

City of Washington, Mo. holds three-day eclipse celebration. (KMOV) City of Washington, Mo. holds three-day eclipse celebration. (KMOV)
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The wheels for Eclipse 2017 are already in motion. 

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Eclipse chasers travel from all over US, world to St. Louis area

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While the Gateway Arch usually brings in tourists by the thousands, the St. Louis monument was the second choice for most visitors on the eve of the eclipse.  

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Herculaneum kicks off weekend long Eclipse festivities with a 5K run

Herculaneum kicks off weekend long Eclipse festivities with a 5K run. (KMOV) Herculaneum kicks off weekend long Eclipse festivities with a 5K run. (KMOV)
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An eclipse celebration in Herculaneum started Saturday and ends with the viewing party on Monday, August 21. 

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

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"The sun looks like the moon!" ''It's really dark!" ''There's just a little circle of light!" ''It's just a speck up there!"

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Hundreds line streets for eclipse parade in St. Clair

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Hundreds lined the streets of St Clair on Friday night to view dozens of cars, trucks and floats in the city's eclipse parade.

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Missouri State Parks: don't use eclipse glasses agency sold

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Missouri State Parks officials say they can't verify that solar eclipse glasses the agency sold meet safety standards and are warning people not to use them.

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Anheuser-Busch creates special beer to celebrate solar eclipse

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Anheuser-Busch's Research Pilot Brewery has created a new beer to celebrate the solar eclipse. 

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Things to know before observing the solar eclipse Video included

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If you’re going into the path of totality, the experts say be prepared not only for possible traffic tie-ups but also when it comes to observing the eclipse. 

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Missouri couple aligns wedding day with solar eclipse

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri couple will be sharing their wedding day with next week's solar eclipse. 

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Eye doctors reminding people to wear protective glasses during eclipse Video included

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The solar eclipse is quickly approaching and eye doctors are reminding people to wear protective glasses.

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Tips for driving during the solar eclipse Video included

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The Illinois State Police and Missouri Department of Transportation have some tips drivers should be aware of when the solar eclipse occurs on Monday.

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There's an app to help the blind 'see' the upcoming eclipse Video included

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It almost sounds like a brainbuster, how can someone blind see the upcoming eclipse? 

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Boaters plan to watch eclipse from Mississippi River

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Rick Phillips and his friends wanted a unique way to see the total eclipse, so they're planning to be on boats on the Mississippi River on Monday.

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Town with population less than 400 expecting 50,000 for eclipse viewing

On Monday, a small town of just about 350 people is about to balloon into a town of thousands as dozens prepare for the big eclipse crowds. (Credit: KMOV) On Monday, a small town of just about 350 people is about to balloon into a town of thousands as dozens prepare for the big eclipse crowds. (Credit: KMOV)
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On Monday, a small town of just about 350 people is about to balloon into a town of thousands as dozens prepare for the big eclipse crowds. 

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Total solar eclipse viewing parties and events

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With the total solar eclipse quickly approaching, many may be wondering what their best plan of action is to take in the event of a lifetime. Below is a list of watch parties, viewings, and events happening on Aug. 21, the day of the big event. Find the one closest to you!

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Missouri club hosting solar eclipse party... but you must be nude Video included

Forty Acre Club in Lonedell. Credit: KMOV Forty Acre Club in Lonedell. Credit: KMOV
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A nudist club in Lonedell, Missouri is having an eclipse viewing party.

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Webster University researcher will study effects of eclipse on bees

Webster University researcher will study effects of the eclipse on bees. (Credit: KMOV) Webster University researcher will study effects of the eclipse on bees. (Credit: KMOV)
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Many have asked how a total eclipse will affect animals and insects and Webster University biology professor and researcher Nicole Miller Struttman is trying to provide some answers. 

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Jefferson Barracks to host big eclipse party Video included

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One of the largest eclipse viewing parties in the St. Louis area will be held at Jefferson Barracks in South County

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Why some eclipse maps may not be accurate

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Experts say some eclipse path maps may be off, something that may cause people to miss the eclipse entirely

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How to avoid buying 'bogus' solar eclipse glasses

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In case you haven't heard, it's not safe to look directly at a solar eclipse.

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Warnings for residents, visitors ahead of total eclipse

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South Carolina is one of 14 states in the path of totality for August's total solar eclipse and the rare event is expected to draw more than one million visitors to the area.

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Emergency response crews prepare for gridlocked roads on Eclipse Day

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Emergency responders are preparing for the influx of people to Missouri and possible gridlock roads on the day of the total solar eclipse. 

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IDOT prepares for large influx of visitors to the state for eclipse

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While everyone is preparing for the eclipse, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is preparing to keep traffic flowing during the historic event.  

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How to photograph the coming solar eclipse

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For a few minutes on August 21, everyone in North America will be united in a solitary, awe-inspiring event

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Eclipse viewers urged to take precaution to protect their eyes Video included

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News 4 spoke with Washington University opthomological surgeon, Dr. Susan Culican of St. Louis Children's Hospital who said you should only use ISO rated eclipse glasses.

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FAQs on The Total Solar Eclipse

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On August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible in the St. Louis area

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Solar eclipse: Why you should put down your phone

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is urging people to put down their smart phones during next Monday's solar eclipse and experience it in the moment: emotionally, physically and psychologically. 

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Schools closing on solar eclipse day

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The number of school districts across the St. Louis region choosing to close on August 21st, the day of the total eclipse, is growing. 

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Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder. 

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Are your eclipse glasses safe? Here's how to check.

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Grant Brown, the senior optician with the institute says people need to properly protect their eyes when viewing the eclipse.

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How Arnold is preparing for the solar eclipse Video included

Arnold City Park is being prepped for the total solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV Arnold City Park is being prepped for the total solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV
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Arnold plans to have something for everybody during the eclipse weekend

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Eclipse glasses handed out to school kids Video included

Educators have been picking up glasses they reserved at the St. Louis County Library’s headquarters on South Lindbergh in Frontenac. Credit: KMOV Educators have been picking up glasses they reserved at the St. Louis County Library’s headquarters on South Lindbergh in Frontenac. Credit: KMOV
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Thousands of school kids will have protective eyewear thanks to the St. Louis Eclipse Task Force

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Festus prepares to celebrate eclipse with music, beer and t-shirts Video included

Festus is a prime spot to view the total eclipse. Credit: KMOV Festus is a prime spot to view the total eclipse. Credit: KMOV
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The City of Festus is making final preparations for the large crowds of visitors expected for the August 21 total eclipse which will have a duration of 2:36 in Festus.

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Cedar Hill issues recall on free solar eclipse glasses

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If you received a pair of solar eclipse glasses from the Cedar Hill fire department, you might want to get a new pair.  

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The total eclipse now has a song Video included

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We’re two weeks away from the Total Eclipse and now there’s a song about it that you can add to your playlist

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Kirkwood School District is ready for Eclipse Day

Kirkwood is one of the school districts in our area having classes on Eclipse Day, August 21. (Credit: KMOV) Kirkwood is one of the school districts in our area having classes on Eclipse Day, August 21. (Credit: KMOV)
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Kirkwood is one of the school districts in our area having classes on Eclipse Day, August 21. 

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SLIDESHOW: What you may not know about the total solar eclipse

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Did you know a total solar eclipse in 840 led to the creation of France, Germany, and Italy? 

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St. Louis homeowners renting space to visitors coming to see the eclipse

Many people in the St. Louis area are renting out space in their homes to those visiting St. Louis for the solar eclipse on August 21. Credit: KMOV Many people in the St. Louis area are renting out space in their homes to those visiting St. Louis for the solar eclipse on August 21. Credit: KMOV
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St. Louis area hotels are booking up fast with out-of-towners planning to travel to the area to see the solar eclipse on August 21

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NASA wants your help in studying the total solar eclipse

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NASA is asking for people across the country to help them study the total solar eclipse.

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2 local librarians publish book about solar eclipse

Becky Newsom and Pam Tucker wrote "Eddie's Eclipse" to teach children about the upcoming solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV Becky Newsom and Pam Tucker wrote "Eddie's Eclipse" to teach children about the upcoming solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV
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Two Wentzville librarians have written a book designed to provide information on the upcoming solar eclipse

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De Soto prepares for up to 40,000 visitors for eclipse

De Soto is estimating 30,000 to 40,000 people will visit their town on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. (Credit: KMOV) De Soto is estimating 30,000 to 40,000 people will visit their town on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. (Credit: KMOV)
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De Soto is estimating 30,000 to 40,000 people will visit their town on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. 

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Southwest offering 'Celestial Chaser Flights' to St. Louis for solar eclipse

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There's one way to guarantee an unobstructed view of the August Total Solar Eclipse - being above the clouds. Southwest Airlines is offering "celestial chasers flights with flare", their plan to give travelers an unobstructed view of the eclipse. 

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Edwardsville schools closing on Aug. 21 for solar eclipse

Children attending Edwardsville District 7 schools in southern Illinois won't have classes next month on the day of the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Several schools closing for solar eclipse

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Three school districts in the St. Louis region have decided to close schools on the day of the solar eclipse, August 21. They are in the St. Clair School District in Franklin County, Dunklin R-5 and Windsor C-1 school districts in Jefferson County.

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Couple plans to wed during solar eclipse in Missouri

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Samantha Adams and her fiancé are planning a cosmic wedding this August during the total solar eclipse. 

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St. Charles County prepping for 2017 Solar Eclipse Video included

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Cities across the country are preparing for the big solar eclipse this summer including St. Charles County.

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Amtrak offering discounts in Illinois for solar eclipse event

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If you want to make a trip out of the once in a lifetime solar eclipse event this August, Amtrak is helping you get to areas where it can be seen the longest. 

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Herculaneum cancels 4th of July festival to combine with Solar Eclipse viewing party

Herculaneum cancels 4th of July festival to combine with Solar Eclipse viewing party. (Credit: KMOV) Herculaneum cancels 4th of July festival to combine with Solar Eclipse viewing party. (Credit: KMOV)
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A fourth of July celebration breaks tradition in a small Missouri town. 

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MoDOT warns about potential massive traffic jams during solar eclipse

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The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is still weeks away but MoDOT is already issuing advice to drivers because of the potential for large traffic jams

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For first time in 575 years, total solar eclipse will be visible in STL area Video included

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For the first time since 1442, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the St. Louis area.

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Planning underway for first total solar eclipse visible in St. Louis since 1442 Video included

For the first time since 1442, a solar eclipse will be visible in St. Louis. Credit: NASA For the first time since 1442, a solar eclipse will be visible in St. Louis. Credit: NASA
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Plans were announced for a festival on the Delmar Loop to coincide with a solar eclipse on August 21. It'll be the first total eclipse that'll be viewable in the St. Louis area since 1442

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Mark your calendar: full solar eclipse coming in August

August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse. (Photo: YouTube/BBC) August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse. (Photo: YouTube/BBC)

August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse.

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Southern Illinois preparing now for 2017 eclipse tourists

Solar eclipse nears its totality in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday Jan. 15, 2009. Kenyans got a rare glimpse of the annular solar eclipse which saw the sun completely ringed by the moon and despite some clouds could be seen for about 10 min.(AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) Solar eclipse nears its totality in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday Jan. 15, 2009. Kenyans got a rare glimpse of the annular solar eclipse which saw the sun completely ringed by the moon and despite some clouds could be seen for about 10 min.(AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Tourism officials in southern Illinois say they're preparing now because a solar eclipse is expected to draw thousands of visitors on Aug. 21, 2017.

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