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VIDEO FAQ: What you need to know about the Total Eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017

WDRB Meteorologist Marc Weinberg answers questions about this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Amazon hit with lawsuit over recalled eclipse glasses Video included

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A couple in South Carolina says defective eclipse glasses damaged their eyes. 

Traffic numbers show huge increases in Kentucky on Eclipse day Video included

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If you thought the roads were packed to watch the total solar eclipse ... you were right.

IMAGES | Eclipse-viewers take in the show at the Kentucky State Fair Video included

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For those that didn't make the trek to Hopkinsville to see the total solar eclipse Monday, the WDRB News viewing part at the Kentucky State Fair drew quite a crowd.

As solar eclipse ends, traffic stalls heading out of Hopkinsville Video included

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There are only a few ways out of Hopkinsville, and after the solar eclipse ended Monday afternoon, drivers quickly found themselves in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Hopkinsville museum working on time capsule to memorialize solar eclipse

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One day after tens of thousands of visitors hightailed it out of Hopkinsville after watching the total solar eclipse, residents are cleaning up and making plans to commemorate the historic event. 

Elizabethtown woman gives birth to baby daughter during solar eclipse Video included

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An Elizabethtown family experienced a life-changing event that actually eclipsed the eclipse.

Video| Northern Kentucky girl sobs disappointment following eclipse

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7-year-old Campbell Thaman was not happy with her view of the Great American Eclipse. 

WDRB and Heine Brothers raise $50,000 for the Kentucky Science Center with eclipse glasses Video included

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The funds were raised through a partnership to distribute solar eclipse glasses.

Dozens complain of eye pain after seeing solar eclipse without glasses Video included

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The solar eclipse didn't last long Monday, but it may have done some long-term damage.

Eclipse traffic gives smaller Kentucky cities a major tourism boost Video included

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On Monday, Eclipse traffic was spotted as far north as Elizabethtown, and local businesses were seeing major profits because of it.

Shelby County Schools use the solar eclipse as educational experience Video included

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From the classrooms to outside in the stadium, eclipse-mania hit Shelby County High School in full swing. 

People from across the country amazed by total solar eclipse in Hopkinsville Video included

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People from across the country flocked to Hopkinsville on Monday to see a total solar eclipse, and they didn't leave disappointed.

WATCH REPLAY: WDRB's Coverage of Total Solar Eclipse Video included

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Did you miss the Total Eclipse? You can still watch WDRB's Special Report from Hopkinsville.  

Some finding spiritual meaning in Monday's solar eclipse Video included

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People will experience the eclipse in many different ways, and for some people, it will be a spiritual event. 

Are your solar eclipse glasses safe? Video included

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You may have eclipse glasses, but how do you know if they're safe?

Louisville Slugger Museum celebrates Monday's solar eclipse

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Hundreds of people lined up outside the museum hours before opening Sunday, to get their hands on a special edition bat. 

Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

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In towns and cities along the path of the solar eclipse, some school districts are seizing the opportunity for ready-made science lessons while others chose to take the day off.

Vatican official visits Ky. school ahead of solar eclipse

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A Catholic school in western Kentucky received a special visit from a Vatican official who is in town to view the solar eclipse.

WDRB News eclipse glasses are NASA-approved and safe for viewing Monday's solar eclipse

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The glasses distributed at Heine Brothers locations throughout Louisville and southern Indiana and those given away at the the WDRB booth at the Kentucky State Fair this week are NASA-certified and 100 percent safe for viewing the solar eclipse Monday.

Hopkinsville makes final preparations before influx of eclipse-watchers

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With little more than 30,000 people for it’s total population, Hopkinsville is preparing for what is likely the largest influx of people the city has ever seen.

Louisville Zoo expert discusses how animals might react to the eclipse Video included

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The solar eclipse can cause permanent damage to eyes, and many people are wondering what it could mean for animals.

Eclipse-watchers from 19 countries and 46 states preparing to descend on small Kentucky town Video included

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If you're driving to Hopkinsville for the total eclipse this weekend, there will be a lot to take in and a lot of waiting in traffic.

Hopkinsville officials estimate $30 million in economic impact from solar eclipse weekend

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NASA has designated Hopkinsville as the point of greatest eclipse Monday, which is why more than 100,000 people are headed that way.

Concerns over eclipse glasses prompt Clarksville Community Schools to dismiss early Monday

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The plans being made to send students home before the eclipse begins. 

AT&T to help blind man experience total solar eclipse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky Video included

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A pair of smart glasses and a soundtrack will help the man experience the eclipse.

Eclipse glasses distributed by U of L physics students may not be safe

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Eclipse glasses distributed by the University of Louisville's Society of Physics Students may not be safe to use after all. 

Five essentials to grab before checking out the Great American Eclipse Video included

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Officials say its crucial to go to Hopkinsville prepared.

Elizabethtown hotels report sell-outs for solar eclipse weekend Video included

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It's nearly two hours from Hopkinsville, but Elizabethtown is cashing in on visitors for the solar eclipse. Some are paying astronomical prices for hotel rooms.

62 years later, total solar eclipse comes to Hopkinsville on anniversary of alleged alien encounter Video included

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The quiet, dark of night can be uneasy. For Geraldine Sutton Stith's family, what lurks in the dark is terrifying.

Where can I get WDRB eclipse glasses? Video included

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It's the biggest question we've been fielding in the WDRB newsroom for the past several days: Where can I get a pair of solar eclipse glasses?

Top of Iroquois Park to be open for eclipse viewing Video included

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The special access being opened for Monday morning. 

Hopkinsville planning full weekend of events around total solar eclipse

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Hopkinsville will have some of the best seats in the country, lining up perfectly for a total solar eclipse.

How to make a pinhole camera to watch the total solar eclipse Video included

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It only takes seven items to do it!

Several JCPS schools will be unable to view solar eclipse outside Video included

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The district says it's because they did not purchase or get solar eclipse glasses. 

Some JCPS schools scrambling for solar eclipse glasses after Amazon safety recall

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At least three Louisville schools are scrambling to find glasses for students to view next week's solar eclipse after purchasing glasses from Amazon that have been recalled for safety reasons.

3 different kinds of eclipses, and the reason a total eclipse is so special Video included

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WDRB meteorologist Jeremy Kappell explains why the Great American Eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Emergency management officials brace for heavy solar eclipse traffic Video included

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Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel to western Kentucky to see the total solar eclipse, which will bring heavy traffic to the region.   

5 questions answered by U of L planetarium director on what you'll see on solar eclipse day Video included

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As the sun shines down on this last day of Louisville's summer break, science is the subject on many young minds heading back to class. 

Solar eclipse prompts New Albany Floyd County Schools to extend school day

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Students in the New Albany Floyd County Schools district will have a longer school day next week, courtesy of the upcoming solar eclipse.

Where to see the total solar eclipse, without going to Hopkinsville Video included

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Everyone wants the perfect view of the total solar eclipse, but you don't have to go to Hopkinsville to get it.

Bullitt County Schools cancels class on solar eclipse day

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Bullitt County Schools has canceled class next Monday for the total solar eclipse.

WKU professor witnesses 2016 total solar eclipse in Indonesia Video included

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What's it like to see a total solar eclipse? WDRB sits down with a scientist who will soon be able to say he's seen two.

Optometrists warn of permanent vision loss without certified eclipse glasses Video included

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As the solar eclipse creeps closer, optometrists warn that permanent vision loss is a legitimate risk if you watch the eclipse without the right protection. 

Kentucky officials meet with feds to finalize Aug. 21 solar eclipse plans

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Hopkinsville alone could see 100,000 visitors.

Can you get a decent picture of the eclipse with your smartphone? Video included

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The solar eclipse is less than two weeks away, and it's expected to be the most photographed event in human history.

Hopkinsville businesses getting ready for thousands of tourists for solar eclipse

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Businesses are making sure they've ordered enough food and products to keep up with the crowds.

Watch the Great American Eclipse with WDRB & the U of L Planetarium

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Join us to watch the Great American Eclipse here in Louisville from the Kentucky State Fair. 

JCPS to dismiss some students late on Aug. 21 for solar eclipse viewing

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Forms for an excused absence the day of the eclipse also have a later deadline for students to submit. 

Locals complain after Paducah flea market plans fireworks during eclipse

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The response from the owner to suggestions he cancel the show. 

School districts make plans for the solar eclipse viewing on Aug. 21 Video included

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Some school districts will provide solar eclipse glasses for students to wear.

WDRB News and Heine Brothers team up to give away solar eclipse glasses Video included

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WDRB has teamed up with Heine Brothers Coffee to give away a free pair of eclipse glasses with any purchase. 

Father, son prepare for eclipse after missed 1979 viewing

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92-year-old Gene Brick had to work during the last total solar eclipse, but he and his son are not missing it this time

Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

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Some communities are hosting eclipse-watch gatherings that are expected to draw tens of thousands of people.

Memphis-based company churns out millions of glasses for Aug. 21 solar eclipse

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"We've been marketing for two years, but we couldn't get anybody to pay attention," said John Jerit, owner of the company.

Hopkinsville, Ky. opens third #Eclipseville viewing site after sell-out

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The additional location opening for paid reservations, and the cost of each spot. 

The 5 things you need to know to get the best view of the total solar eclipse Video included

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Scientists say a total eclipse of the sun is very rare, happening only once every 350 years.

Transportation officials urge drivers to have a plan as total solar eclipse is one month away Video included

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Officials are estimating the two and-a-half hour trip from Louisville to Hopkinsville could take about four hours.

Hopkinsville prepares for influx of 100,000 eclipse visitors Video included

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A historic solar eclipse will cross the United States in less than two months, and one small Kentucky town is the center of attention.

Heavy traffic, congestion expected as travelers flood Kentucky for solar eclipse

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Traffic through Kentucky along Interstate 24 and Interstate 69, as well as the Pennyrile Parkway and the US 68/KY 80 Corridor is expected to be especially congested in the western half of the state before, during, and after the eclipse.

Hopkinsville on high alert for sex trafficking around next month's solar eclipse Video included

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The eyes of the world will be on Hopkinsville next month when a total solar eclipse brings tens of thousands of people to the small city. 

Kentucky businesses urged to prepare for influx of solar eclipse visitors

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The August 21st eclipse is expected to impact deliveries of food and fuel. 

Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

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The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp.

U.S. Postal Service releases solar eclipse stamp using thermochromic ink Video included

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It is the first postage stamp to use the ink, which changes when touched.

Kentucky town could be the best place to view the next total solar eclipse Video included

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A total solar eclipse has not been visible in the U.S. since 1979, but a town in Kentucky could be the best place in the world to catch a glimpse. 

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