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Eclipse Over America

Season 44 Episode 11 | 53m 2s

On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans will witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. While hordes of citizens prepare to flock to the eclipse’s path of totality, scientists, too, are staking out spots for a very different reason: to investigate the secrets of the sun’s elusive atmosphere.

Aired: 08/02/17

Expired: 07/08/19

Rating: NR

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