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22 August 2017

eclipse casts shadow across United States

A composite shows a portion of the phases of he total solar eclipse Monday August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon. Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / ROB KERR

Helena Merten (AUS) dives into a pool in front of a full solar eclipse in McMinnville, OR, USA, on 21 August, 2017. // Dustin Snipes/Red Bull Content Pool

The International Space Station is silhouetted against the sun during a partial solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as seen from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Helena Merten (AUS) dives into a pool in front of a full solar eclipse in McMinnville, OR, USA, on 21 August, 2017. // Dustin Snipes/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20170821-02405 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

This photo shows solar flares as the sun emerges from a total eclipse by the moon, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Dayton, Tenn. (Joe Songer /AL.com via AP)

Rain clouds obscure the solar eclipse tracking over Spaceship Earth at Epcot at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The eclipse was partially blocked as it approached totality because of the weather in the area. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

A solar eclipse shows through a layer of clouds over the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, S.C. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Wade Spees/The Post And Courier via AP)

Solar Astronomy Outreach Educator Roger Kennedy identifies aspects of the moon from a digital image displayed on a monitor during pre-eclipse activites at Sunday August 20, 2017 in Madras, Oregon. Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / ROB KERR

JACKSON, WY – AUGUST 21: The sun is partially eclipsed in the first phase of a total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming. Thousands of people have flocked to the Jackson and Teton National Park area for the 2017 solar eclipse which will be one of the areas that will experience a 100% eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017. George Frey/Getty Images/AFP

Blake Davis, 10, of Coral Springs, Fla., looks through solar glasses as he watches the eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2017. The Great American Eclipse completed its journey across the United States Monday, with the path of totality stretching coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. Totality began over Oregon at about 1716 GMT and ended at 1848 GMT over Charleston, South Carolina where sky-gazers whooped and cheered as the Moon moved directly in front of the Sun. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

In this multiple exposure photograph, the phases of a partial solar eclipse are seen over the Gateway Arch on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in St. Louis. The Gateway Arch was just a few miles outside of the path of totality. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump look up at the solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2017. The Great American Eclipse completed its journey across the United States Monday, with the path of totality stretching coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Clouds roll passed the sun at 2:42 p.m., two minutes past the peak of the solar eclipse in Graham, N.C., on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Steven Mantilla/The Times-News via AP)

The silhouette of a soda vendor is seen during the solar eclipse that was partially visible in Port-au-Prince, on August 21, 2017. The solar eclipse in Haiti was only partially visible, around a 73% in the north of the country, and around a 70% in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL

The sun as seen at 30 percent of the solar eclipse in Managua, on August 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

A man holds up an X-ray to view a partial solar eclipse in Mexico City, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras)

The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon. Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / ROB KERR

A near total solar eclipse is seen over midtown Atlanta, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A street artist dressed as a bronze statue uses special glasses to view a partial solar eclipse in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

JACKSON, WY – AUGUST 21: The sun is partially eclipsed in the first phase of a total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming. Thousands of people have flocked to the Jackson and Teton National Park area for the 2017 solar eclipse which will be one of the areas that will experience a 100% eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017. George Frey/Getty Images/AFP

CARBONDALE, IL – AUGUST 21: People watch the solar eclipse at Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University on August 21, 2017 in Carbondale, Illinois. Although much of it was covered by a cloud, with approximately 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality the area in Southern Illinois experienced the longest duration of totality during the eclipse. Millions of people are expected to watch as the eclipse cuts a path of totality 70 miles wide across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

A drone flies infront of the total solar eclipse seen from Charleston, South Carolina, on August 21, 2017. Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – AUGUST 21: Molly Moser, from Denver, Colorado, watches the first solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in over 99 years in the Atlantic Ocean August 21, 2017 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Millions of people are expected to watch as the eclipse cuts a path of totality 70 miles wide across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 21: As the sky starts to darken, people wait to watch the partial solar eclipse from the roof deck at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge on August 21, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. While New York City isn’t in the path of today’s total solar eclipse, thousands of residents and tourists alike participated in the excitement by using special glasses to view the unique occurrence when nearly 72 percent of the sun is covered by the moon during the partial eclipse. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

A partial solar eclipse appears over the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The moon passes in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse visible from Farmington, Mo., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 in Farmington, Mo. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 21: People view the solar eclipse at ‘Top of the Rock’ observatory at Rockefeller Center, August 21, 2017 in New York City. While New York City is not in the path of totality for the solar eclipse, around 72 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon during the peak time of the partial eclipse. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

A person jumps off the top of the Stratosphere hotel and casino tower on the SkyJump ride during a partial solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The “Bailey’s Beads” effect is seen during a total solar eclipse viewed from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience on August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon. Emotional sky-gazers on the US West Coast cheered and applauded Monday as the Sun briefly vanished behind the Moon — a rare total solar eclipse that will stretch across North America for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / STAN HONDA

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