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Happy Solar Eclipse Day!

ELMIRA, N.Y. (CNN) - Millions of people will have their eyes on the sky Monday to see the first total solar eclipse to cross from coast to coast in nearly a century.

Planets and stars will be visible as day briefly turns to night, and many animals will go into their nighttime routines.

The "path of totality", where people will experience total darkness, is about 70 miles wide.

The total eclipse will start on the west coast just after 10 a.m. pacific time, and ends on the east coast just before 3 p.m. eastern time.

By now, you've probably purchased a pair of special glasses. That's the only way to safely see the eclipse. Looking at it without the glasses can do long-term damage to your eyes.

If you'll be watching Monday, you'll have a lot of company. About half of Americans, 51%, have plans to see it.

For everything you need to know about the eclipse, click here


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