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Eclipse Chasers Go All Out For Glimpse Of Totality

Michelle Thaller, an astronomer at NASA, says she’s not the same person as she was before she saw her first total eclipse. (Jacob Fenston/WAMU)
Michelle Thaller, an astronomer at NASA, says she’s not the same person as she was before she saw her first total eclipse. (Jacob Fenston/WAMU)

Well, in case you haven’t heard, the moon will cross in front of the sun in a week’s time. It will be a total eclipse of the sun. And, weather permitting, the full effect of the celestial event will be viewable across a swath about 70 miles wide that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina.

Jacob Fenston (@JacobFenston) from Here & Now contributor WAMU has this story about the people who will go anywhere and do just about anything to be in that path of totality.

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