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A total solar eclipse is seen over Madras, Ore., Monday as the phenomenon begins its journey across the United States to South Carolina. Fourteen states were in the path of totality. NASA/Aubrey Gemignani/NASA via Getty Images hide caption

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The Eclipse Magic Cone features a black waffle cone made with coconut ash and tipped with edible gold, and an interior filled with spiced marshmallow fluff and a golden-yellow ice cream flavored with ginger and turmeric. Courtesy of Salt & Straw hide caption

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A partial solar eclipse (left) is seen from the Cotswolds, United Kingdom, while a total solar eclipse is seen from Longyearbyen, Norway, in March 2015. Tim Graham/Getty Images/Haakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

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During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness, and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. Scientists are waiting to see how crops and animals react. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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There are dozens of different eclipse rituals someone can perform, such as taking a ritual bath, but astrologer Sarolta DeFaltay says the most important aspect of any given ritual is that it's personal to the one performing it. Clive Mason/Getty Images hide caption

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Carhenge lies in the path of totality for the Aug. 21 eclipse. Christian Heeb/Getty Images hide caption

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As Eclipse Madness Sweeps U.S., A Stonehenge Made Of Cars Prepares

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