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The total solar eclipse has 10 distinct phases — here’s what they look like

Parts of the US will get to see a total solar eclipse on August 21. While the entire country will get to witness at least a partial eclipse, the lucky people who live along a 70-mile-wide streak will be able to see totality – when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, completely blocking out the sun's light. For those who plan to watch the total solar eclipse in person or via livestream, there are a few key stages to keep an eye out for as the moon makes its way across the sun.
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