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A school near Georgia's coast is collecting eclipse glasses for a group that plans to make them available to schools in Asia and South America so students there can view an upcoming eclipse in that part of the world.

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This is a special edition of "Closer Look with Rose Scott" dedicated to today's total solar eclipse:

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Eclipse enthusiasts began gathering Monday morning at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to watch the solar eclipse.

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Amanda Corman, interpretive park ranger at Kennesaw Mountain said that the park is expecting more guests than they usually would see on a Monday morning, but park rangers were unsure about specifically how many to expect.

Eclipse Livestream: Today's The Day

Aug 21, 2017

This is the day sky-watchers in Georgia and across the U.S. have waited for: the first total solar eclipse to travel across the U.S., coast to coast, in almost a century. 

Have the perfect glasses to keep your eyes safe? Check.

The perfect location? Check.

An added bonus: Composers from Georgia Tech have even created a soundtrack that syncs music with the eclipse.

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Aug 18, 2017
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On Monday, a rare solar eclipse will darken skies across the country, and Georgia is lucky enough to be in the path of totality.  

State parks, universities and even schools are all getting in on the act, passing out glasses and planning events where people can gather to view the eclipse.