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Concerns about eye discomfort appear to rise after solar eclipse

Worried about your eyes after Monday’s eclipse? Though cases of long-term damage have been reported after past eclipses, they’re rare.
People look at the sky at Saluki Stadium during the total solar eclipse in Carbondale, Illinois
People look at the sky at Saluki Stadium during the total solar eclipse in Carbondale, Illinois
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When is the next total solar eclipse?

If you missed Monday's solar eclipse or regret that you didn't travel to a spot in the path of totality, you can start planning for next time.
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Gadi Schwartz previews eclipse coverage in the sky

Gadi Schwartz previews NBC News’ solar eclipse coverage up in the air over Texas.
Gadi Schwartz previews eclipse coverage in the sky
Gadi Schwartz previews eclipse coverage in the sky
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'Nature kind of freaks out': How animals respond to the eclipse

NBC News climate reporter Chase Cain is at an Arkansas nature preserve for a first hand look at how animals in the wild respond to the total solar eclipse.
'Nature kind of freaks out': How animals respond to the eclipse
'Nature kind of freaks out': How animals respond to the eclipse
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Al Roker previews NBC News' solar eclipse coverage from Dallas

Ahead of the Great American Eclipse, Al Roker speaks about NBC News' coverage of the event outside the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.
Al Roker previews NBC News' solar eclipse coverage from Dallas
Al Roker previews NBC News' solar eclipse coverage from Dallas

How the visually impaired are participating in the eclipse from Ohio

NBC News' Jesse Kirsch reports from Cleveland, Ohio, on how officials are using a "LightSound" device to convert light from the sun into noise so those who are visually impaired can participate in the eclipse.
How the visually impaired are participating in the eclipse from Ohio
How the visually impaired are participating in the eclipse from Ohio

Your last-minute guide to Monday's total solar eclipse

Here's where and when to see the rare celestial event, how to view it safely and a few fun milestones to look out for if you're lucky enough to be in the path of totality.
Photo Illustration: The phases of a total solar eclipse
Photo Illustration: The phases of a total solar eclipse
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When and where the solar eclipse will be crossing the U.S.

Monday’s total solar eclipse will be visible along a “path of totality” that measures more than 100 miles wide and crosses 15 U.S. states.
The path of totality for the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
The path of totality for the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

4.8-magnitude earthquake rumbles New Jersey, NYC, Boston and Philadelphia

The quake struck a little before 10:30 a.m. ET, but does not appear to have caused any substantial damage along the East Coast, according to officials.
Image: 4.8 Earthquake In New Jersey Rattles New York Metro Area
Image: 4.8 Earthquake In New Jersey Rattles New York Metro Area

New Jersey earthquake calls attention to ancient, potentially unmapped fault lines

Compared to the West Coast, earthquakes in the Northeast can be felt at a great distance and cause more pronounced shaking because the area's rocks are often harder and more dense.
Image: 4.7 Earthquake In New Jersey Rattles New York Metro Area
Image: 4.7 Earthquake In New Jersey Rattles New York Metro Area

Earthquake hits East Coast, rattling buildings in New Jersey, NYC, Philly and Boston

The U.S. Geological Survey initially measured the earthquake at a 4.8-magnitude. An aftershock of 4.0-magnitude hit later in the day.
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook the East Coast shortly after 10:20 a.m. Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook the East Coast shortly after 10:20 a.m. Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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