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Crossroads of the Solar Eclipse: Best Photos from Carbondale 2017

Counting sunspots

Spectators look at the sun through a telescope on the Southern Illinois University campus on Aug. 20, 2017, one day before the total solar eclipse.

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Spectators look at the sun through a telescope on the Southern Illinois University campus on Aug. 20, 2017, one day before the total solar eclipse.

At the Varsity

The Varsity Center for the Arts is hosting a viewing party for the solar eclipse.

(Image credit: Denise Chow/Live Science)

The Varsity Center for the Arts is hosting a viewing party for the solar eclipse.