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August 23, 2017

Great American Solar Eclipse (Image 13)

The Great American Solar Eclipse took place on Aug. 21, 2017. It was the first time in 99 years that a path of totality, about 70 miles wide, could be viewed in the U.S. from coast to coast, from Oregon to South Carolina. Nashville, Tennessee, was in the path of totality. At first, clouds threatened to block the spectacle, but the clouds cleared in time for an amazing view of the total solar eclipse. And just as quickly, totality ended.

Find out more about the solar eclipse in NSF's Solar Science Special Report. (Date image taken: Aug. 21, 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 12, 2017) [Image 13 of 13 related images.]

Credit: David Flagg, NSF

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