On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse made its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Fourteen states were in the path of total darkness — the first time a total eclipse covered such a wide swath of America since 1918.
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.
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Jim Blair walks Saluki dogs past a solar eclipse exhibit on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. With approximately 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality the area in Southern Illinois will experience the longest duration of totality during the eclipse on August 21.
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