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Absent teachers may keep students from seeing eclipse Video included

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Last-minute decisions are throwing a wrench in one school district's eclipse plans.

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Last-minute thoughts on the Great American Eclipse Video included

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It’s eclipse crunch time, so if you’re not sure on a few things, let News 4 try to help.

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TDOT prepares for heavy eclipse traffic Video included

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Many drivers may wonder how early they will need to leave Monday to get to work or head to a viewing party to watch the total solar eclipse in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky.

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TN company donates eclipse glasses to Nashville Rescue Mission Video included

American Paper Optics is donating hundreds of eclipse glasses to the Nashville Rescue Mission. (WSMV) American Paper Optics is donating hundreds of eclipse glasses to the Nashville Rescue Mission. (WSMV)
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For some, $2 is too much for a pair of eclipse-viewing glasses. When the Nashville Rescue Mission told News 4 about their concerns, we decided to help do something about it.

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LIST: Where you can still buy eclipse glasses in Nashville Video included

A company set up a tent to sell glasses along 8th Avenue on Thursday. (WSMV) A company set up a tent to sell glasses along 8th Avenue on Thursday. (WSMV)
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News 4 has called around town to find out where you can still buy some glasses - and has learned which businesses are already sold out.

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Frist Center recalls eclipse glasses sold in gift shop

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is recalling the eclipse glasses that have been sold in its gift shop.

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Tickets sold out for solar eclipse viewing party at Sounds ballpark

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Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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State officials warn of eclipse scams, fake glasses Video included

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After several recalls and a lot of duds, people all over Tennessee and Kentucky are in the final rush to find eclipse glasses that will actually work.

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Eclipse burgers, Eclipseville sorbet, and tattoos; a city readies for the eclipse Video included

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We're four days away from the celestial event of a lifetime, a total solar eclipse stretching coast to coast. For two minutes and 40 seconds, Hopkinsville will be the prime place to watch it. Businesses are up and celebrating in their own unique ways.

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Eyeballs are better than 3-ton telescope when viewing eclipse Video included

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Just a few minutes from Nashville in Brentwood you’ll find the Dyer Observatory. It’s this area’s gem of astrological technology with a 3-ton telescope that can see galaxies far, far away.

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Astrologer says eclipse is more than just a show in the sky Video included

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Astronomers, scientists, city leaders and eager observers are all prepared to watch the total solar eclipse next Monday.

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Legitimate solar eclipse glasses in high demand Video included

American Paper Optics is manufacturing tens of millions of the glasses used to view the eclipse. (WSMV) American Paper Optics is manufacturing tens of millions of the glasses used to view the eclipse. (WSMV)
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If you haven't gotten your solar eclipse glasses yet, you need to get on it. Scalpers are now trying to profit off people’s procrastination.

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Famous solar eclipses caught on camera

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Here are some of the famous solar eclipses over that past century, witnessed around the globe. 

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Adventure Science Center sells out of solar eclipse glasses Video included

The Adventure Science Center put out this sign to let visitors know the glasses were sold out. (WSMV) The Adventure Science Center put out this sign to let visitors know the glasses were sold out. (WSMV)
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After days of long lines, the Adventure Science Center has sold out of glasses for the solar eclipse. Stay with News 4 for updates on this story.

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Spiritual meaning, folklore connected to total solar eclipse Video included

The eclipse takes place Monday, Aug. 21. (WSMV) The eclipse takes place Monday, Aug. 21. (WSMV)
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There are five days to go until the total solar eclipse crosses from the west coast to east coast, coming right through Middle Tennessee. For some, the experience brings tales of folklore and religious meaning.

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Wilson Co. moves forward with eclipse lesson plan as some schools close Video included

Wilson County Schools will be open the day of the eclipse. (WSMV) Wilson County Schools will be open the day of the eclipse. (WSMV)
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The Rutherford County School Board will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m. to vote whether the system will hold classes on Monday, the day of the total solar eclipse.

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Nashville man says seeing eclipse is overwhelming experience Video included

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A Nashville man who has seen three total eclipses said if you’re not planning to see this one, it could be the biggest mistake of your life.

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More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

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Next week's stunning solar eclipse in the United States will generate as much science as oohs and aahs. More>>

Long line for eclipse glasses at Adventure Science Center

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People lined up on Tuesday to buy $2 eclipse glasses at the Adventure Science Center. 

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Airbnb predicts TN hosts will earn $2.6M for eclipse rentals

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Airbnb, a website that allows homeowners to rent their properties, predicts that hosts in Tennessee will take in at least $2.6 million during the event.

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Everyone from emergency crews to grocery stores prepare for eclipse Video included

Some stores say they're stocking up like they would for an upcoming snow storm. (WSMV) Some stores say they're stocking up like they would for an upcoming snow storm. (WSMV)
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History is about to happen, but officials aren't sure how many people are coming.

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Radio stations ready eclipse playlists Video included

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Mother Nature may be in charge of what happens in the sky the day of the total solar eclipse, but humans on the ground are also getting in on the action.

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Solar eclipse: Why you should put down your phone

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is urging people to put down their smart phones during next Monday's solar eclipse and experience it in the moment: emotionally, physically and psychologically. 

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Watch what happens during a total solar eclipse

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On August 21, North America will experience a solar eclipse. A thin path across the U.S. will be treated to the 1st coast-to-coast total eclipse in nearly a century. 

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Eclipse glasses sold at Tennessee Museum recalled

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Officials are asking anyone who bought their glasses from the museum store to return them for a replacement. The new eclipse glasses will be available beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. 

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How to safely take photos, videos of total solar eclipse Video included

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There is just one week until the total solar eclipse coming through Middle Tennessee, and many people will need to know how to safely take photos and videos to capture the moment. "I would say practice doing this before the eclipse day because there's going to be so much action that day that you just want to be ready," said Christine Rogers, a photography professor at Belmont University in Nashville. The total solar eclipse on August 21 will happen in the middle of the day... More>>

How News 4 is preparing for the solar eclipse Video included

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Travelers have been busy booking hotels. Locals have planned viewing parties. Sun-watcher have searched for eye-protecting glasses.

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Solar eclipse is something to see and sell Video included

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Local businesses see the upcoming total solar eclipse as an opportunity. Posters, t-shirts, post cards and more are already on shelves around Nashville.

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How to handle pets during solar eclipse Video included

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The three dogs enjoying some play time at Centennial Dog Park all belong to Don Bouchard.

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Is it safe to fly on eclipse day? Video included

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A total solar eclipse hasn’t happened in Nashville since 1478, so it makes sense to ask questions and wonder if you should fly on Aug. 21.

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Eye doctors share important safety information about total solar eclipse Video included

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We're less than two weeks away from the Great American Eclipse. There are a lot of questions and concerns people have about properly viewing this once in a lifetime event.

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Animals and the eclipse: how will they react?

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While most of us will be looking up at the eclipse August 21, you may also want to look around and take a close listen, because something unusual could be happening with the animals on our planet -- at least, we think it could. "

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Astronomer explains why you should not miss the solar eclipse Video included

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Nashville and much of Middle Tennessee are getting ready for what scientists call a celestial coincidence.

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Metro health department gives away 500 free pairs of solar eclipse glasses

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The glasses will be handed out on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lentz Public Health Center on Charlotte Avenue. The glasses will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

(Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. MDT. AND THEREAFTER In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017 photo, Twin Falls High School science teachers Ashley Moretti, left, and Candace Wright, right, use their... (Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP). ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. MDT. AND THEREAFTER In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017 photo, Twin Falls High School science teachers Ashley Moretti, left, and Candace Wright, right, use their...

If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder. 

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Here's how you can photograph the coming solar eclipse

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For a few minutes on August 21, everyone in North America will be united in a solitary, awe-inspiring event: A total eclipse of the sun. 

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TDOT shares safety tips for driving during solar eclipse Video included

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The eclipse is happening Aug. 21, and News 4 is working to prepare you for what to expect, including your traffic questions.

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Businesses, cities cashing in on total solar eclipse crowds

Millions of eyes will be fixed on the sky when a total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. in August. It's likely many of them will be safely behind the special glasses churned out by a Tennessee company.

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Land Between the Lakes offering solar eclipse events, views

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky is offering prime viewing spots for the upcoming total solar eclipse next month.

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TN company manufacturing millions of glasses for eclipse watching

American Paper Optics is manufacturing tens of millions of the glasses used to view the eclipse. (WSMV) American Paper Optics is manufacturing tens of millions of the glasses used to view the eclipse. (WSMV)
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A West Tennessee company couldn't be busier today, and it's all thanks to the upcoming eclipse. They're playing a vital role in helping tens of millions see the big event safely.

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Great American Eclipse is one month away

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Friday marks one month away from The Great American Eclipse.

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The day the sun disappears

In less than a month, the sun will disappear - for a short time - across America.

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Several school districts, government offices to close for eclipse

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Several local school districts and government offices will be closed on Aug. 21 for the total solar eclipse.

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MNPS issues statement on schools staying open during solar eclipse

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Students in Metro Nashville Public Schools will have class on the day of the solar eclipse, and the district is explaining the decision.

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Special eye protection needed to view solar eclipse Video included

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With the approaching solar eclipse, it’s time to start thinking about eye protection.

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Businesses rush to open ahead of solar eclipse

Updated: Jul 10, 2017 07:16 PM

The big day is fast approaching. We're just weeks from the solar eclipse that's expected to bring huge crowds to Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

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Nashville getting ready for total solar eclipse

Updated: Jul 04, 2017 10:57 AM

On Aug. 21, just before noon, the moon will pass in front of the sun, blocking its light for up to two minutes and 42 seconds.

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Vandy launching balloon to watch solar eclipse

Updated: Jul 04, 2017 12:26 PM

Engineers at Vanderbilt University are launching a high-altitude weather balloon on Tuesday afternoon as part of a nationwide test leading to the total solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21.

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Website shows specific time of solar eclipse for your location

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 07:24 AM

For the first time in 99 years, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun.

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Hopkinsville talks about solar eclipse safety concerns

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The countdown is on and Hopkinsville is getting ready for this year’s total eclipse.

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Vanderbilt class preps students for rare total eclipse in Nashville

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Updated: Jun 06, 2017 11:14 PM

For the first time in 99 years, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun. Last time Nashville was not in its path. This time, we're front and center.

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2017 solar eclipse to draw crowds in Paducah, Hopkinsville

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Officials in portions of Kentucky and southern Illinois are planning for next year's arrival of tourists hoping to snag the best spot for a rare solar eclipse.

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Great Smoky Mountains offering Clingmans Dome eclipse event

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park is planning an event to view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse from Clingmans Dome.

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Austin Peay to host NASA during total solar eclipse

Updated: Mar 08, 2017 06:00 PM

A total eclipse will happen on Aug. 21, and several cities in the Midstate are in its path. That includes Clarksville, where Austin Peay State University will work with NASA scientists.

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State cashes in on solar eclipse with extra fees

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People are counting down to Aug. 21, homeowners are advertising their properties and some hotels have been booked out for years because the solar eclipse is coming.

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Hopkinsville braces for 2017 solar eclipse attention

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Local officials said a rural area just a few miles northeast of Hopkinsville will be the dead center of a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

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Hopkinsville, KY focus of eclipse chasers

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In Kentucky, two-minute events that grab the world's attention usually play out at Churchill Downs' racetrack. But in five years, another short-running spectacle will have people looking skyward as this southwestern...

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