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Closer Look: Total Solar Eclipse

People gather in Atlanta's Woodruff Park to view Monday's eclipse.
People gather in Atlanta's Woodruff Park to view Monday's eclipse.
Credit Ian Palmer / WABE

This is a special edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott” dedicated to today’s total solar eclipse:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the total solar eclipse taking place across the U.S. Rose speaks to six-year-old Braxton who was excited for the eclipse. 
  • 2:27: Many people in the U.S. will be viewing the solar eclipse, as it’s the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years, but, Dr. Nhung Brandonburg, president of the Georgia Optometric Association, talks about some health precautions, to protect your eyes.
  • 11:42: Virginia Boudreaux, from Lafayette, Louisiana, talks to WABE’s Molly Samuel about heading to North Georgia to view the total solar eclipse.
  • 12:50: City of Clayton Mayor, Jordan Green, talk about the city’s preparations for the total solar eclipse.
  • 20:07:  Damien Bawn from Rockbridge, Ohio, talks to WABE’s Molly Samuel about heading to North Georgia to view the total solar eclipse. 
  • 21:19: Marketplace Tech host, Ben Johnson, talks about viewing the total solar eclipse via social media. 
  • 28:47: As people are converging to different parts of the U.S., to see the eclipse, Rabun County, Georgia is marking the solar eclipse event with celebrations. Teka Earnhardt, executive director, Rabun County Tourism Development Authority tells us what went into preparing for the event.
  • 34:44: Georgia Tech astronomer James Sowell explains the science behind a total solar eclipse.
  • 40:14: Thomas Flynt, of Starkville, Mississippi, talks to WABE’s Molly Samuel about heading to North Georgia to view the total solar eclipse.
  • 41:13: As people are traveling to different parts of the U.S., to see the solar eclipse, Georgia Department of Transportation’s spokesperson, Natalie Dale tells us how GDOT is preparing for traffic.
  • 46:18: In Wyoming, a state in the mountain region of the U.S., the solar eclipse will be completed at 1:37 p.m. E.T., and author of  ‘American Eclipse’, David Baron talks about what he witnessed in our skies during the solar eclipse.

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