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Eclipse

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Millions of eclipse chasers hit the road on Monday, with traffic peaking after the event was over.

Hopkinsville was in the path of totality and tripled in size overnight.

Didn't make it outside? We got you.

The president of the United States was handed protective glasses to wear for the remainder of his time spent staring at the sun.

Do we really have to do this?

For these adventurous scientists, eclipses open a rare window to study the crown of ultrahot material that surrounds the sun. BuzzFeed News joined them near Mackay, Idaho.

Eclipse glasses are very 2017.

"So after reading tons of advice about how i shouldn’t look at the sun even through dark ass glasses, i looked at the sun."

"If I miss the opportunity to bask in the magic of the eclipse bc of this wack ass fog I'm gonna lose it."

The Fire Nation best get ready.

Don't tell me what to do.

Here's everything you need to know about the alternate theory of the universe.

"They're out EVERYWHERE."

"Damn, I had no idea Taylor Swift was feuding with the eclipse.."

"I'm not ready for the eclipse...I haven't even seen New Moon!"

This map shows live traffic conditions. It’s likely to get ugly.

It's safe to say we're feeling a little left out.

It was the first total solar eclipse to sweep the US coast to coast in nearly a century — starting in Oregon and coming to an end in South Carolina.

Like a fill-in-the-blanks exercise, but with added celestial awe.

Nothing brings the world together quite like a celestial event.

Are you more sun or more moon?

“When there are eclipses in Leo, astrologers historically have linked them to the coming of a ruler or the downfall of one.”

But gas stations say that everything is fine.

There are going to be millions watching the eclipse — and many will try to capture it through the lens on their smartphone. Here’s advice from the pros about how to take the best pics.

Over 300 years in pictures spent staring at the sun.

WARNING: Do not stare directly into these jokes.

Holy crap, the sun is gone!

Hint: This isn’t your typical August night sky.

"And I need you now tonight and I need you more than ever."

1918 was the last time the US underwent a coast-to-coast solar eclipse. It also marked the end of World War I and the first Tarzan movie.

"The colors, the electricity of it all. It looks like it’s electrified."

A South Carolina couple sued Amazon on Aug. 30, claiming that solar eclipse glasses they bought on the site left their eyes damaged.

We’ve got you — and the sun — covered.

A Babylonian clay tablet gives the oldest intact record of a solar eclipse, on March 5, 1223 BCE. “The sun went down, its gatekeeper was Mars,” the tablet says.

It's been 38 years since a total solar eclipse has hit the mainland US.

When the sun or moon vanishes from the sky, it tends to weird out animals just as much as people.

Hertz told customers through robocalls that it is canceling their reservations due to overbooking during the weekend of the eclipse.

From emergency declarations to deploying the National Guard, states, counties, and towns along the path of the total solar eclipse are preparing for the worst.

Would you prefer a horse pasture, a $5,000-per-night backyard, or a Mennonite school?

Eclipses are basically cosmological miracles.

TL;DR basically just don't do it.

Protect your eyes from the murderous majesty of the sun!

Stunning views, golfing, citizen science, and “blackout beer” — these cities are preparing for the biggest tourism event of the year, if not the century.

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