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2017 Solar Eclipse Shadow Seen from Million Miles Away

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The moon's shadow (umbra) crossed the continental United States on Aug. 21, 2017 and NASA's DSCOVR satellite's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) captured imagery.

How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse

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It is never safe to look directly at the sun's rays - even if the sun is partly obscured. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times if you want to face the sun, or use an alternate indirect method. This also applies during a total eclipse up until the time when the sun is completely and totally blocked.

Get Ready for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, our nation will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun.

NASA Sees Intense Fires around the World

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This year’s wildfire season is off to a blazing start. The United States had an early start to the season, with more than 29,000 wildfires burning more than 2.6 million acres of land. The driest season in 14 years has left the southern Amazon primed for heavy wildfire activity as well.