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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, fourth graders at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. practice the proper use of their eclipse glasses in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, fourth graders at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. practice the proper use of their eclipse glasses in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Your last-minute cheat sheet on Monday's Eclipse of the Century

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It's happening today, folks! The eclipse of the CENTURY!

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Several schools close or delay dismissal for solar eclipse

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Several schools across metro Atlanta will either be closed or delaying dismissal times for students in order to observe the solar eclipse on Monday.

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Eclipse parties across metro Atlanta

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The city of Atlanta has dozens of places where you can watch the eclipse and they range from college campuses to swanky restaurants. 

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What's the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse?

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What exactly is a solar eclipse? And how's it different from a lunar eclipse? Click to find out!

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Eclipse excitement in north Georgia mountains

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With many extra people on the roads, small mountain towns are seeing big changes in everything from gas sales to roadside safety. 

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How to make a solar eclipse viewing device

What should you do if you want to enjoy the upcoming solar eclipse but don't have any glasses? Our CBS46 meteorologist Jennifer Valdez has the answer.

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Here's where you can pick up your eclipse glasses

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With support from NASA, Google, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Space Science Institute's STAR Net initiative has distributed more than 2 million ISO-compliant safe solar eclipse glasses to more than 6,900 libraries all across the U.S.

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The Boy Scouts of America posted a video to Facebook that shows you how to make an eclipse viewer.

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SLIDESHOW: What you may not know about the total solar eclipse

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Did you know a total solar eclipse in 840 led to the creation of France, Germany, and Italy? 

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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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Fernbank Museum of Natural History sells out of last minute solar eclipse glasses

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If you haven't gotten your solar eclipse glasses yet, CBS46 has got you covered. 

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Newton County School System: We ordered unusable eclipse glasses

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Officials with the Newton County School System are angry and disappointed after learning the solar eclipse glasses they ordered for all elementary school students are not recommended for use.  

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GDOT warns drivers about eclipse viewing

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Not everyone is preparing to watch Monday's eclipse. But Georgia Department of Transportation is warning people, especially drivers, to make a plan. 

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The eclipse and wild animal behavior changes

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People are getting ready for the eclipse on Monday. But they aren't so sure wild animals are ready.

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Preparing for the solar eclipse

CBS46 reporter Adam Harding spoke with a representative with the Red Cross about ways to prepare for the solar eclipse.

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Where to buy glasses for the solar eclipse?

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Here are some places you can buy special glasses for the upcoming solar eclipse.

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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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LIST: Metro Atlanta libraries participating in STAR_Net eclipse program

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A list of libraries in Metro Atlanta that will be participating in the Star Net eclipse program.

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Eye experts warn serious injury could occur from viewing eclipse

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As millions of residents in north Georgia prepare for a total solar eclipse next Monday afternoon, eye care experts are warning the damage suffered from looking at the eclipse could be significant, and potentially permanent.

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Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse' hit during eclipse

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Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday's solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on board. More>>

Brookhaven offers free solar eclipse glasses to residents

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Brookhaven residents, have you gotten your glasses for the solar eclipse? 

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Amazon issues refunds for potentially phony eclipse glasses

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Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. 

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Some say eclipse will affect moods, feelings

CBS46 talked to some people who say the solar eclipse will affect our moods and feelings. 

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Eclipse Trivia Challenge

In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Are you ready for the eclipse? Use your astronomical intellect to answer these celestial questions

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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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SLIDESHOW: How solar eclipses changed history

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From stopping a war to proving Einstein's theory of relativity, total solar eclipses have impacted humanity since the dawn of time.

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Interested in owning property on the moon?

Well, the 2017 eclipse is less than a month away, which means the nation will be in for one of the most spectacular sights nature can show us. But instead of just watching the moon pass in front of the sun, what if you could tell your friends and family that you OWN a piece of it?

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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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How cities and businesses are 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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Where to see the 2017 total solar eclipse

August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse. (Photo: YouTube/BBC) August is six months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to mark your calendars for a full solar eclipse. (Photo: YouTube/BBC)

On a single day in August, the sun will disappear behind the moon, and sky watchers in the eclipse's path across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina will witness a total solar eclipse.

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USPS reveals total eclipse Forever stamp

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On Tuesday, the United States Postal Service will release a special edition Forever stamp featuring a solar eclipse image. This is in preparation for the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017. 

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