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  • Solar eclipse responsible for big loss in work productivity

    Solar eclipse responsible for big loss in work productivity

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:14:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of us were at work on Monday as the solar eclipse passed through the skies of the Inland Northwest. It’s only natural for a lot of us to look, especially if you had solar eclipse glasses. But a study suggests that the eclipse could cost of nearly $700 million in lost work productivity across the nation.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of us were at work on Monday as the solar eclipse passed through the skies of the Inland Northwest. It’s only natural for a lot of us to look, especially if you had solar eclipse glasses. But a study suggests that the eclipse could cost of nearly $700 million in lost work productivity across the nation.

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  • What Spokane Valley K-8 students think the solar eclipse looked like

    What Spokane Valley K-8 students think the solar eclipse looked like

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:35:38 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Students at Continuous Curriculum School in Spokane Valley took science class outside during Monday’s solar eclipse. So we took the opportunity to as them, what does the eclipse look like? Here are some of their answers.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Students at Continuous Curriculum School in Spokane Valley took science class outside during Monday’s solar eclipse. So we took the opportunity to as them, what does the eclipse look like? Here are some of their answers.

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  • Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

    Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-08-20 17:32:17 GMT

    Millions of Americans are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday. It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in 99 years. With 200 million people within a day's drive of the path of totality, towns and parks are bracing for monumental crowds. It's expected to be the most observed, most studied and most photographed eclipse ever.

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    Millions of Americans are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday. It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in 99 years. With 200 million people within a day's drive of the path of totality, towns and parks are bracing for monumental crowds. It's expected to be the most observed, most studied and most photographed eclipse ever.

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  • After months of hype, Northwest braces for solar eclipse

    After months of hype, Northwest braces for solar eclipse

    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-08-20 17:21:33 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - After months of hype, it's almost here. The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States since 1918 is expected to draw up to a million people to Oregon, where the moon's shadow will first make landfall. Crowds have already begun clogging roadways, campgrounds and hotels for hundreds of miles, and a wildfire has forced evacuations in prime viewing areas.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - After months of hype, it's almost here. The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States since 1918 is expected to draw up to a million people to Oregon, where the moon's shadow will first make landfall. Crowds have already begun clogging roadways, campgrounds and hotels for hundreds of miles, and a wildfire has forced evacuations in prime viewing areas.

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  • Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

    Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

    Saturday, August 19 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-08-19 18:04:50 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - American Indian tribes nationwide will be observing the eclipse in similar and not-so-similar ways. Some will ignore Monday's passing of the moon over the sun. Others might watch while praying for an anticipated renewal. Those in prime viewing spots are welcoming visitors with storytelling, food and celebration.

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    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - American Indian tribes nationwide will be observing the eclipse in similar and not-so-similar ways. Some will ignore Monday's passing of the moon over the sun. Others might watch while praying for an anticipated renewal. Those in prime viewing spots are welcoming visitors with storytelling, food and celebration.

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  • The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

    The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:39:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just the skies that get dark when there's a total solar eclipse. So do we. Modern science explains that the sun disappears because the moon is passing in front of it. But before that, people had to come up with reasons for what was happening in the sky. Some of them weren't exactly bedtime stories.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just the skies that get dark when there's a total solar eclipse. So do we. Modern science explains that the sun disappears because the moon is passing in front of it. But before that, people had to come up with reasons for what was happening in the sky. Some of them weren't exactly bedtime stories.

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  • What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

    What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:03:23 GMT

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday's eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality - where day briefly becomes night - will pass over Oregon, continuing through the heartland all the way to Charleston, South Carolina. 

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday's eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality - where day briefly becomes night - will pass over Oregon, continuing through the heartland all the way to Charleston, South Carolina. 

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  • The latest on Oregon eclipse traffic

    The latest on Oregon eclipse traffic

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:35:59 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on traffic in Oregon in preparation for the total solar eclipse (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened a central Oregon highway after motorists heading to a solar eclipse festival jammed the road, leading to a partial closing and rerouting of traffic.      Prineville police tweeted that U.S. Highway 26 near Prineville was back open to traffic just after 8 p.m.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on traffic in Oregon in preparation for the total solar eclipse (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened a central Oregon highway after motorists heading to a solar eclipse festival jammed the road, leading to a partial closing and rerouting of traffic.      Prineville police tweeted that U.S. Highway 26 near Prineville was back open to traffic just after 8 p.m.

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  • Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

    Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:27 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:27:05 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to Monday's solar eclipse, it's expected to outshine even Yellowstone for at least a day. Grand Teton is directly in the path of the total solar eclipse - where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.   

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to Monday's solar eclipse, it's expected to outshine even Yellowstone for at least a day. Grand Teton is directly in the path of the total solar eclipse - where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.   

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  • Are your eclipse glasses real?

    Are your eclipse glasses real?

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-08-16 03:30:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We’re just days away from one of the most anticipated solar eclipses of our lifetime, and people want to know how to stay safe while looking straight into the sun. But after Amazon issued refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses, some are questioning if their pair is safe or not. “I think all consumers just took for granted that they were safe,” said Dwayne Brecto, who bought 50 pairs on Amazon.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We’re just days away from one of the most anticipated solar eclipses of our lifetime, and people want to know how to stay safe while looking straight into the sun. But after Amazon issued refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses, some are questioning if their pair is safe or not. “I think all consumers just took for granted that they were safe,” said Dwayne Brecto, who bought 50 pairs on Amazon.

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  • Forget Sunglasses: How to keep your eyes safe during the solar eclipse

    Forget Sunglasses: How to keep your eyes safe during the solar eclipse

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-08-15 14:31:34 GMT

    NBCNEWS.COM - The total solar eclipse is coming, and as the excitement builds, so does the worry that it will leave behind a nation of eye problems. On Aug. 21, the spectacular sight of the moon covering the sun will be visible across North America for the first time in almost a century. We’ll all be tempted to gaze up at the sky, but many people don’t realize they can get hurt by staring directly at the sun without the proper protection.

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    NBCNEWS.COM - The total solar eclipse is coming, and as the excitement builds, so does the worry that it will leave behind a nation of eye problems. On Aug. 21, the spectacular sight of the moon covering the sun will be visible across North America for the first time in almost a century. We’ll all be tempted to gaze up at the sky, but many people don’t realize they can get hurt by staring directly at the sun without the proper protection.

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  • Amazon issues refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses

    Amazon issues refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-08-15 05:17:38 GMT

    In a statement Sunday, Amazon said it had issued some customers who purchased eclipse glasses that "may not comply with industry standards." Amazon said it had also removed some glasses from its site out of an abundance of caution. To safely view Monday's eclipse, you need special glasses that are in high demand, leading to a flood of knock-off glasses that could damage people's eyesight.

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    In a statement Sunday, Amazon said it had issued some customers who purchased eclipse glasses that "may not comply with industry standards." Amazon said it had also removed some glasses from its site out of an abundance of caution. To safely view Monday's eclipse, you need special glasses that are in high demand, leading to a flood of knock-off glasses that could damage people's eyesight.

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  • Tyson's eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it

    Tyson's eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-08-15 03:05:25 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphones and take in the phenomenon yourself. He told an audience Monday at the American Museum of Natural History: "Experience this one emotionally, psychologically, physically."

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphones and take in the phenomenon yourself. He told an audience Monday at the American Museum of Natural History: "Experience this one emotionally, psychologically, physically."

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  • Spokane family plans solar eclipse road trip

    Spokane family plans solar eclipse road trip

    Monday, August 14 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-08-15 02:03:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The eclipse is just one week away. How far would you go to see it at its fullest? Lots of people are traveling to do so, including one Spokane family. “I heard about the eclipse two years ago,” says Pam Lake. “And we're always looking for fun different things to do."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The eclipse is just one week away. How far would you go to see it at its fullest? Lots of people are traveling to do so, including one Spokane family. “I heard about the eclipse two years ago,” says Pam Lake. “And we're always looking for fun different things to do."

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  • NASA research plane will fly from Seattle for eclipse

    NASA research plane will fly from Seattle for eclipse

    Saturday, August 12 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-08-12 22:52:44 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A NASA research plane carrying the agency's science director will fly from Boeing Field in Seattle Monday, Aug. 21., to capture the first video of the total solar eclipse. The Seattle Times reports the video will be part of a livestream on NASA TV that tracks the eclipse along its 2,500-mile path from Oregon to South Carolina.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A NASA research plane carrying the agency's science director will fly from Boeing Field in Seattle Monday, Aug. 21., to capture the first video of the total solar eclipse. The Seattle Times reports the video will be part of a livestream on NASA TV that tracks the eclipse along its 2,500-mile path from Oregon to South Carolina.

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  • Krispy Kreme marks eclipse with chocolate glazed doughnuts

    Krispy Kreme marks eclipse with chocolate glazed doughnuts

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:00:54 GMT

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. this month. The doughnut chain is giving its signature glazed treats a chocolate sheen for the first time ever in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse, where the moon will pass in front of the sun.

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    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. this month. The doughnut chain is giving its signature glazed treats a chocolate sheen for the first time ever in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse, where the moon will pass in front of the sun.

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  • Safely viewing the solar eclipse

    Safely viewing the solar eclipse

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-08-10 00:40:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Monday, August 21, all of North America will have a solar eclipse. The moon will pass in between the sun and the earth, blocking it. The moon will completely block the sun for a total of 2 minutes 40 seconds, turning day into night.  It's never safe to look directly at the sun, except during the brief phase of the total eclipse. The only safe way to look directly at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Monday, August 21, all of North America will have a solar eclipse. The moon will pass in between the sun and the earth, blocking it. The moon will completely block the sun for a total of 2 minutes 40 seconds, turning day into night.  It's never safe to look directly at the sun, except during the brief phase of the total eclipse. The only safe way to look directly at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-

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  • Scientists warn of fake glasses to view eclipse

    Scientists warn of fake glasses to view eclipse

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-08-02 18:36:46 GMT

    NBC- Now is the time to order special glasses to protect your eyes during the Great American solar eclipse. But scientists are warning -- fake glasses are flooding the market. The American Astronomical Society says real eclipse glasses meet "ISO 12312-2" safety standards and will say so right on the label. They should be less than three years old and you should not be able to see anything through good solar eclipse glasses- except the sun.  If you attempt to look at the

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    NBC- Now is the time to order special glasses to protect your eyes during the Great American solar eclipse. But scientists are warning -- fake glasses are flooding the market. The American Astronomical Society says real eclipse glasses meet "ISO 12312-2" safety standards and will say so right on the label. They should be less than three years old and you should not be able to see anything through good solar eclipse glasses- except the sun.  If you attempt to look at the

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  • Oregon governor authorizes National Guard for solar eclipse

    Oregon governor authorizes National Guard for solar eclipse

    Friday, July 28 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-07-28 17:43:36 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Kate Brown is authorizing the Oregon National Guard to deploy soldiers to help deal with an influx of tourists during next month's total solar eclipse.  Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the National Guard will stage six aircraft and about 150 soldiers and airmen ahead of the Aug. 21 celestial event. The moon's shadow first hits Oregon as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and up...

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Kate Brown is authorizing the Oregon National Guard to deploy soldiers to help deal with an influx of tourists during next month's total solar eclipse.  Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the National Guard will stage six aircraft and about 150 soldiers and airmen ahead of the Aug. 21 celestial event. The moon's shadow first hits Oregon as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and up...

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  • These eclipse glasses will protect your eyes and help kids at St. Jude Children's Hospital

    These eclipse glasses will protect your eyes and help kids at St. Jude Children's Hospital

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:23:41 GMT

    WMC.COM -  A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. It will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire contiguous United States but it's not safe to watch the progression of a solar eclipse unless you protect your eyes.  The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers.

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    WMC.COM -  A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. It will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire contiguous United States but it's not safe to watch the progression of a solar eclipse unless you protect your eyes.  The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers.

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  • Will Cat Tales big cats behavior be affected by solar eclipse?

    Will Cat Tales big cats behavior be affected by solar eclipse?

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:30:28 GMT

    COLBERT, Wash. - We’re just weeks away from seeing the solar eclipse come across our region. The path of this eclipse is taking a similar path as one seen way back in 1918. But as this happens, will animal behavior change too on August 21? Cat Tales Zoo is known for their big cats. In the summer, those cats typically like to rest a lot more because of the warm weather. But they still do play.

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    COLBERT, Wash. - We’re just weeks away from seeing the solar eclipse come across our region. The path of this eclipse is taking a similar path as one seen way back in 1918. But as this happens, will animal behavior change too on August 21? Cat Tales Zoo is known for their big cats. In the summer, those cats typically like to rest a lot more because of the warm weather. But they still do play.

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