Solar eclipse shines a light on small-town America

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Astrophysicist and TV personality Neil DeGrasse Tyson calls the upcoming solar eclipse "a stunning spectacle," something not just rare… but worth checking out.

Later this month, the US will see its first coast-coast solar eclipse since 1918. The path of totality will be 60 miles wide and stretch from Oregon to South Carolina, and will attract millions of viewers to small-town America.

February 26, 1979, last total solar eclipse of the 20th century.
Photo by Todd Petit

We hear more about what it will take to really experience the eclipse from biologist and science writer Diane Kelly and Lysa Vattimo, plan facilitator for Madras in Eastern Oregon.




Warren Olney