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As it happened: Historic 'Total Solar Eclipse' blots out the Sun across the US

The solar eclipse, the first to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century, raced through 14 states on Monday and lasted for two minutes and 40 seconds

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 22, 2017 2:35 IST ]
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Total solar eclipse

Millions of Americans experienced a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years. The solar eclipse, the first to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century, raced through 14 states on Monday and lasted for only two minutes and 40 seconds.

The solar eclipse started around 1 pm EDT (which is around 10.30 pm IST), and so it wasn't visible in India. However, NASA live streamed the eclipse on its Twitter, Facebook and YouTube page. CNN will cover the event from different parts of United States. NASA will telecast four-hour show from 11:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT.

Watch the Total Solar Eclipse LIVE here: 

Total solar eclipses are rare and thus people are excited to witness it. The last one occurred in United Sates in 1979. But this eclipse is special as it is taking place across the United States, and thus people will actually be able to view this. 

Also Read: Total Solar eclipse today: How to watch in India, when, where; here’s all you need to know

However, it is suggested that one should never watch directly at the sun during the eclipse. Also, one should always use either sunglasses or telescopes or a binocular or X-Ray plate to watch the solar eclipse to avoid damage to eyes. 

Here are the highlights of the much-anticipated and most photographed eclipse ever:

2:00 AM: The total eclipse has ended in the US, but a partial solar eclipse will remain until 4:10 pm(ET) 

1:55 AM: 

1:40 AM: 

1:23 AM: The crickets and other animals grew noisy when it got darker at the Nashville zoo, but as the sun was totally blotted out, it was the humans who drowned out the animals, clapping, “oohing” and “aahing” for more than the nearly two minutes the total eclipse lasted, AP reports.

12:42 AM: US Vice-President Mike Pence is watching the cosmic spectacle from the US Navy Observatory in Washington, DC.

12:40 AM: President Donald Trump and his family watch the eclipse from the Truman Balcony of the White House. 

11:46 PM: Total Solar Eclipse underway in Nebraska

11:45 PM: 

11:28 PM: 

11:25 PM: People watch the total solar eclipse in Charleston, South Carolina

11:20 PM: 

11:10 PM: The moon covers the sun during a total eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore.

11:05 PM: 

11:00 PM: 

10:51 PM: 

10:45 PM: Watch the first glimpse of the total solar eclipse

10:40 PM: 

10:35 PM: Crowd wears protective glasses as they watch the beginning of the solar eclipse from Salem, Oregon.  

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10:25 PM: The Moon passes in front of the Sun from Northern Cascades national Park

10:22 PM: President Donald Trump will be watching today’s solar event from the White House’s Truman balcony. The eclipse seen from Washington will only be a partial one as it lies outside the path of totality.

10:20 PM: 

10: 16 PM: Solar Eclipse has begun over Oregon, the first place from where the phenomenon can be witnessed.

10:15 PM: NASA's Eclipse Ballooning Project is launching a total of seven high-altitude balloons to record the solar eclipse. Their sensors will collect temperature data and cameras will take a total of 180,000 images.

08:00 PM: 

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