2017 Eclipse Excitement Across Midwest

From Chicago to Carbondale, thousands of people are heading outside in hopes of catching a glimpse of the total solar eclipse - and some are going all out.

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Eclipse-viewing in Daley Plaza in Chicago
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Ready for eclipse
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Eclipse-viewing in Daley Plaza in Chicago
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Eclipse at Usher Park in Itasca at 1:19 p.m.
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Baby Maggie's first eclipse! She's 5 weeks old.
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Eclipse excitement from Jefferson City, Missouri, where totality is expected to reach 2 minutes and 29 seconds.
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NASA stationed in Jefferson City, Missouri, for the eclipse
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This is Healy Rose Ziegenhorn from Chicago. She is hoping for a good forecast for the Eclipse.
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University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana eclipse on the quad!
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University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana eclipse on the quad!
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Eclipse glasses at the Adler Planetarium ahead of the eclipse
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Eclipse at Usher Park in Itasca at 1:19 p.m.
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University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana eclipse on the quad!
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Amber Gonzalez with astronaut Mike Hopkins in Jefferson City, Missouri
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Everybody in the Melone house wore their solar eclipse glasses today, including Molly!
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Lines ahead of the eclipse in Jefferson City, Missouri!
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Lines ahead of the eclipse in Jefferson City, Missouri!
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