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The solar eclipse is here

Even the surfers at have gone along the Oregon coast and cleaned the lenses off their surf cameras so they can catch the first glimpses of the moon's shadow reaching the western shore.

"This will be like Woodstock 200 times over -- but across the whole country," said Alex Young, Solar scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Watch the shadows underneath the big oak trees and look for the small crescent shapes that the moon will leave fluttering on the ground.

People in Lincoln City, Oregon, will be the first in the continental United States to see the total Solar Eclipse, beginning at 10:15 a.m.

The longest Eclipse duration for this event will occur near Carbondale, Illinois, and will clock in at two minutes, 43 seconds, beginning at 1:20 p.m. CDT.


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