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US in rare bull's-eye for total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

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Photographs by Associated Press

In this June 29, 2017 file photo, David Chrismon, left, a member of Guilford Technical Community College's student astronomy club, the Stellar Society, watches as Steve Desch, an astronomy instructor, sets up a telescope in Jamestown, N.C., that the group will use on their trip to Newberry, S.C. to observe a solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

Chart shows the path of the 2017 eclipse across the United States; 3c x 3 3/4 inches; 146 mm x 95 mm.

In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, Emmalyn Johnson, 3, tries on her free pair of eclipse glasses at Mauney Memorial Library in Kings Mountain...

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