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Baby born during the Solar Eclipse gets a special name

NEW YORK: A couple in the United States named their baby girl Eclipse to commemorate the celestial event that captivated North America on August 21. Freedom and Michael Eubanks welcomed their daughter, Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks, just hours before the eclipse was set to begin. While their baby wasn’t due until September 3, Freedom went into labor just around midnight, and the couple rushed to Greenville Memorial Hospital near their home in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “I kind of felt like it was meant to…

Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

WASHINGTON: Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years. The sight of the moon's shadow passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, may draw the largest live audience for a celestial event in human history. When those watching via broadcast and online media are factored into the mix, the…