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Eclipse 2017

Eclipse 2017: View of downtown Nashville from Air 4

A view of downtown Nashville during the Great American Eclipse on Monday. (8/21/17)

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The best of eclipse videos from across Middle Tennessee

Hundreds of thousands of people came to the Midstate to view today's celestial dance in the sky, and they were not disappointed. (8/21/17)

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Newborns given eclipse T-shirts at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

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Babies born over the weekend and on Monday at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital were given a special present.

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LIST: Where to view the solar eclipse in Middle TN Video included

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Many portions of Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky will be in the path of totality. Below is a list of events where the public can gather to view the eclipse.

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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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LIST: School districts closing, opening for solar eclipse Video included

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Several school districts are closing today because of the total solar eclipse that is impacting parts of Middle Tennessee.

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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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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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Eyeballs are better than 3-ton telescope when viewing eclipse

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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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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

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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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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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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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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How News 4 is preparing for the solar eclipse

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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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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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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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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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Updated: Jul 05, 2017 04:48 PM

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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Updated: Jun 08, 2017 07:11 PM

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

Updated: May 01, 2016 04:47 PM

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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Updated: Jan 24, 2017 07:01 PM

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

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 07:04 PM

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

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 06:53 AM

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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