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FAST FACTS: Peak viewing times for solar eclipse in AZ

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Check out this handy infographic to see peak times for the solar eclipse throughout Arizona. 

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How to keep your eyes protected, avoid scams during solar eclipse

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The Aug. 21 solar eclipse has likely been the topic of discussion at your child’s school and your office, but the most important thing to know about the phenomenon is how to view it in the safest possible way.

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SLIDESHOW: The Great American Eclipse

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Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses are staking out viewing spots to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday. It promises to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.

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VIDEO: Great American Eclipse sweeps across country, leaves awe in its wake

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.

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VIDEO: Eclipse creates dancing shadows

While most people were looking up at the eclipse, one 3TV/CBS 5 employee was watching the shadows. Editor Ryan O'Connell made a couple of very cool timelapse videos of Tuesday's solar eclipse from a different point of view.

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Baby named 'Eclipse' born at Greenville Memorial; more solar newborns welcomed Video included

Baby Eclipse born at Greenville Memorial (Photo provided) Baby Eclipse born at Greenville Memorial (Photo provided)
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The Greenville Health System is welcoming babies into the world on a particularly special day.

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SLIDESHOW: Arizona Celebrates the Great American Eclipse

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On August 21, 2017, many Arizonans saw a rare and partial solar eclipse. We have compiled photos from that special day!

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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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All you can eat "mooncakes" at Denny's today for the eclipse

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Denny's restaurants are celebrating the eclipse the best way they know how -- pancakes, or rather, "mooncakes." 

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20 Cities in 20 Days: The Great American Eclipse in Flagstaff

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In this special edition of 20 Cities in 20 Days, we went to Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff for the Great American Eclipse. 

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The solar eclipse is here

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Over the past few millennia, people who knew nothing about eclipses couldn't explain the natural phenomena. Many cultures thought it was a sign from their sun god; it is even known to have ended full-flung battles.

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

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While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn. In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for themselves.

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Pig’s eye shows what happens if you stare at the sun with telescope

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Mark Thompson, a TV astronomer used a pig’s eye to show what could happen if you stare at the eclipse without proper protection for too long using a telescope.

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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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Solar eclipse for dummies: everything you want to know but are too embarrassed to ask

Solar eclipse will be 62% visible from Phoenix at max time of 10:33 a.m. Solar eclipse will be 62% visible from Phoenix at max time of 10:33 a.m.
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Our newsroom has been getting a number of emails, phone calls and posts on Facebook with questions about Monday's solar eclipse, so we're answering some of them here.

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AAA offers advice for drivers during the solar eclipse

There are some precautions drivers should take while driving during the solar eclipse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) There are some precautions drivers should take while driving during the solar eclipse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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There's expected to be a once-in-a-lifetime event on Monday in the sky that could be a huge distraction for drivers.

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Some say no to eclipse viewing, Navajo tradition forbids

Some Native Americans won't be looking at the eclipse on Monday. (Source: CNN) Some Native Americans won't be looking at the eclipse on Monday. (Source: CNN)
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Monday is the big day! For the first time in decades, a total solar eclipse will jog over the United States. Not everyone is going to head outside, though, with protective glasses to get a peek. 

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UPDATE

AZ skies looking good for Monday's solar eclipse!

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The countdown is on the Great American Eclipse this coming Monday. We'll get a pretty good view of a partial eclipse here in Arizona...IF Mother Nature cooperates. 

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Solar eclipse viewing parties in Arizona

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While we in Arizona are not in the path of totality -- to us it will be a partial solar eclipse -- it's still going to be a sight to see, an event not to be missed. We've put together a list of eclipse viewing events so you can plan accordingly.

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Scottsdale, Chandler Unified School Districts to keep kids inside during solar eclipse

At least two school districts in the Valley won't allow students to view the eclipse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) At least two school districts in the Valley won't allow students to view the eclipse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Schools all across the Valley are getting ready for Monday's solar eclipse. But a few are now deciding they're not going to let kids look at it.

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Anthem community steps up to help teacher give students an epic eclipse experience

Christine Rowlan started a GoFundMe so her students could get special glasses for the solar eclipse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Christine Rowlan started a GoFundMe so her students could get special glasses for the solar eclipse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A teacher in Anthem wanted to honor her brother-in-law's memory by providing glasses to all the students at her school for the solar eclipse.

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What the August eclipse will look like in Arizona

What the eclipse will look like at 9:35 a.m. (Source: NASA) What the eclipse will look like at 9:35 a.m. (Source: NASA)
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On August 21, a total solar eclipse can be seen across North America. Here's what it will look like from Arizona. 

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Majestic places to view solar eclipse in AZ

What the eclipse will look like at 10:35 a.m. (Source: NASA) What the eclipse will look like at 10:35 a.m. (Source: NASA)
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Sure, we won’t get the total eclipse here in Arizona, but the show here will still be quite impressive, particularly in the northernmost parts of the state.

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ASU to host public viewing event for solar eclipse

This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. (Source: AP Photo, File) This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. (Source: AP Photo, File)
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Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration will be hosting a public viewing party for the solar eclipse.

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Animals and the eclipse: how will they react?

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While most of us will be looking up at the eclipse August 21, you may also want to look around and take a close listen, because something unusual could be happening with the animals on our planet -- at least, we think it could. "

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COUNTDOWN: To the total solar eclipse

This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. (Source: AP Photo, File) This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. (Source: AP Photo, File)
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On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be seen across North America. This is the first time in 99 years that the eclipse will cross the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Here in Arizona, we will see a partial eclipse.

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5 basic questions about eclipses answered

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Why do eclipses go east to west? How often do they occur? Why can't you stare at it directly? It's time you find out. 

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Here's how you can 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: A total eclipse of the sun. 

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'Solar Sisters' reunite 38 years after eclipse

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It's a reunion that's decades in the making and likely to be out of this world.

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

(Ken Scar/Clemson University via AP) In this photo provided by Clemson University, Donald and Norma Liebenberg stand in the driveway of their home in Salem, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (Ken Scar/Clemson University via AP) In this photo provided by Clemson University, Donald and Norma Liebenberg stand in the driveway of their home in Salem, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
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While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it.

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Naked eclipse party...and other rituals across the world

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A nudist club in Lonedell, Missouri is having an eclipse viewing party.

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Famous solar eclipses caught on camera

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Here are some of the famous solar eclipses over that past century, witnessed around the globe. 

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An inexpensive way to see the eclipse

There are special glasses that are selling out quickly but if you can't get a hold of a pair, here is a simple and inexpensive way to see the eclipse. (Source: americaneclipse.com) There are special glasses that are selling out quickly but if you can't get a hold of a pair, here is a simple and inexpensive way to see the eclipse. (Source: americaneclipse.com)
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A safe way to see the eclipse is with the pinhole projector and all you need is two pieces of cardboard or paper and a thumbtack. 

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Oregon man shares warning after being partially blinded by 1963 eclipse

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An Oregon man who watched a solar eclipse in 1963 says the experience left him partially blind in one eye, and now he wants everyone to know the warnings about eye damage during the upcoming eclipse are no joke. 

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NASA wants you to help them during Solar Eclipse

Learn how you can participate in a NASA experiment. (Source: NASA) Learn how you can participate in a NASA experiment. (Source: NASA)
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Scientists at NASA are asking for the public's help to collect data during the coming solar eclipse.

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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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Watch what happens during a total solar eclipse

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On August 21, North America will experience a solar eclipse. A thin path across the U.S. will be treated to the 1st coast-to-coast total eclipse in nearly a century. 

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Amazon issues refunds for potentially phony eclipse glasses

(Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. (Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

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Eclipse Trivia Challenge

In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Are you ready for the eclipse? Use your astronomical intellect to answer these celestial questions

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'Remain ever vigilant' of Lizard Man during eclipse, SCEMD says

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If you haven't heard of the myriad of things you should be worried about during Aug. 21's Total Solar Eclipse, then allow the South Carolina Department of Emergency Management to add another thing to worry about to your list.

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More than 17,000 cars expected to be rented at PDX for solar eclipse

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More than 17,000 cars are set to be rented from Portland International Airport over a three-day period due to the solar eclipse, according to a Port of Portland spokeswoman.

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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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SLIDESHOW: How solar eclipses changed history

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From stopping a war to proving Einstein's theory of relativity, total solar eclipses have impacted humanity since the dawn of time.

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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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Learn how to watch the solar eclipse without burning your eyes out

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Most of the continent will see a partial eclipse while Arizona will see 70 percent of it, but even a partial eclipse can be dangerous and requires safety precautions.

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USPS reveals total eclipse Forever stamp

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On Tuesday, the United States Postal Service will release a special edition Forever stamp featuring a solar eclipse image. This is in preparation for the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017. 

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