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Americans Look to the Skies (With Glasses!) for Solar Eclipse
The total solar eclipse moved across the country at 1,500 miles per hour, passing through twelve states.
The moon almost blocks the sun before a total solar eclipse.
Americans from coast to coast donned protective glasses and gazed in awe at the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation since 1918.
Spectators marvel at the total eclipse in the football stadium at Southern Illinois University.
The total solar eclipse carved a narrow "path of totality" from coast to coast and Carbondale and Hopkinsville, Kentucky, were darkest for the longest, at 2 minutes, 38 seconds.
Over the Pacific Ocean
The sun is obscured by the moon during a solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet.
International Space Station
The moon casts a shadow as seen from 250 miles above Earth. As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse, only six people witnessed the umbra, or moon's shadow, from space. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited Earth.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Day turns to evening as darkness descends on the beach in front of the Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes during the solar eclipse. Myrtle Beach was supposed to see 99-percent coverage of the sun by the moon but heavy cloud cover prevented people from seeing the moment of peak eclipse.
Mike Newchurch, left, professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and graduate student Paula Tucker prepare a weather balloon before releasing it to perform research during the solar eclipse on the Orchard Dale historical farm near Hopkinsville.
A NASA-sponsored initiative that has teams from more than 50 universities and high schools from 30 states deploying a series of camera-equipped weather balloons from points stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.