The ultimate guide to the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse this August

This August, millions of Americans will have the rare opportunity to watch the sun, the moon and planet Earth align in the country’s first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States from coast to coast in nearly 100 years.

To get you excited and prepared for the gargantuan celestial event on Monday, Aug. 21, we’ll be updating this list with all our Great American Eclipse stories every day.

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