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Ga. Tech Creates Soundtrack For Atlanta's Solar Eclipse

Aug 18, 2017
The moon will block about 98 percent of the sun in Atlanta.
Irmansyah / Associated Press

Atlanta will have its own soundtrack for the eclipse.

Composers from Georgia Tech created the soundtrack timing the music to be in sync with the eclipse.

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It's kind of a dark, heavy piece with pitch changes to convey what's happening. For example, high pitches represent the moon and lower pitches the sun.

Stores in Blairsville sold handmade eclipse gifts, like this magnet at Beads, Bags and Beyond.
Molly Samuel / WABE

Millions of people are expected to travel to see the total solar eclipse later this month. The moon will block the sun, casting a shadow that will travel across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.

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10 Places To Watch The Solar Eclipse In Georgia

Aug 1, 2017
Associated Press

On Aug. 21, we will be able to witness a historical event — the first solar eclipse visible to the continental United States in the past 38 years, according to NASA.

The eclipse’s totality — the path of the moon’s shadow cast upon the Earth — will cross straight through the country and even clip the northeast corner of Georgia.

U.S. Postal Service

With a full solar eclipse coming in August, the U.S. Postal Service is marking the rare event with a new Forever Stamp unlike anything it’s issued before.

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The Total Eclipse Forever stamp changes into an image of the moon when it’s touched, reflecting the fast-moving path of the eclipse, which will race across the continental U.S. for the first time in nearly a century.