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2017 Solar Eclipse Video File

Slug: NASA Gears up for August 21, 2017, Eclipse Across America

Description: On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire country, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting, the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface. The total solar eclipse begins near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 10:15 a.m. PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT). Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. EDT near Charleston, South Carolina. The total eclipse itself will take about one hour and 40 minutes to cross the country. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. All of North America will have a view of at least a partial eclipse.

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Michelle Handleman (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Clare Skelly (NASA/GSFC): Lead Producer
Michael Randazzo (AIMM): Lead Editor
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