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2017 Solar Eclipse Coverage

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 Across the United States and here in Iowa, eyes were turned toward the sky to watch the total Solar Eclipse. 

A Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun. Eclipses of the sun occur when the sun and moon are the same angular size. Eastern Iowa was not in the path of "totality", or a complete covering of the sun by the moon, but roughly 90% of the sun was covered. Only a very small sliver of southwestern Iowa saw a total eclipse. 

After the 2017 eclipse, the next total Solar Eclipse from coast to coast will be in 2045. 

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