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Middle Tennessee Prepares to Watch Solar Eclipse

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MURFREESBORO, Tennessee — Up to 3,000 people are expected to watch today’s solar eclipse from the Stones River Battlefield in Murfreesboro.

In this picture, Travis Batton, a local photographer and an amateur astronomer, has a telescope set up to project the eclipse on a large screen at the Stones River Battlefield.

Travis Batton at the Stones River Battlefield on August 21, 2017

Across Middle Tennessee, hundreds of thousands are expected to view the once in a lifetime natural event.

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee–In Nashville, Mayor Megan Barry is seen here in the dugout of the Nashville Sounds at First Tennessee Park as she waits to address the crowd gathered to view the eclipse.

 

Mayor Megan Barry in the Nashville Sounds dugout on August 21, 2017

The stands were full:

Nashville Sounds Crowd on August 21, 2017

Looking at the eclipse, wearing special sunglasses in the stands:

Nashville Sounds crowd looking at the eclipse while wearing protective glasses from the stands on August 21, 2017

Looking at the eclipse, wearing special sunglasses on the field:

Nashville Sounds Crowd looking at the eclipse while wearing protective glasses on August 21, 2017

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T-shirts for sale on August 21, 2017

The Tennessee Star was able to obtain a YouTube video of this 1979 ABC News Broadcast where the late Frank Reynolds told the audience of the next solar eclipse, which scientists would happen 38 years later – today, August 21, 2017.

 

 

Medical experts advise anyone watching the eclipse to wear special safety glasses.

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