In a few days, the United States will bear witness to a total solar eclipse — a spectacular celestial event that’s rarely visible from any specific location on earth. The last time a total solar eclipse passed from coast to coast in the U.S. was 1918, and it won’t visit the U.S. again until 2024 — and in that occurrence, it will hit fewer states.
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