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

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

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It’s been about 40 years since Dan Pappas last saw a 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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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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Get free eclipse viewing glasses

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On August 21, the St Louis area will experience a total solar eclipse, but you’ll need protective eyewear to see it. KMOV wants you to have our special commemorative viewing glasses.

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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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