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SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Total Solar Eclipse is just less than three months away. Southern Illinois is preparing for the event, but so is southeast Missouri.  

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Banterra eclipse glasses to benefit area schools

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MARION -- Banterra Bank has teamed with WSIL-TV to offer eclipse glasses for a $1 donation for the upcoming Total American Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Eclipse glasses are now available at all 35 Banterra locations and will provide necessary eye safety for viewing the upcoming eclipse. Proceeds will be used in partnership with WSIL News 3 to provide Weathernet systems to area schools. 

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Johnson County students prepare for total solar eclipse Video included

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VIENNA -- Hundreds of Johnson County students had the chance to learn more about the impact of the upcoming total solar eclipse. Vienna High School hosted an assembly for the Johnson County Schools to help students prepare.

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Interactive Map for eclipse viewers in Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The countdown to the solar eclipse is now in the double digits, but one local town is still developing ways to make it easier for incoming visitors.

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Tips for watching the eclipse safely

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WSIL -- In just over four months, thousands of eyes will look to the sky to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse.

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New beer created to celebrate the eclipse

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DU QUOIN -- A Perry County brewery plans to brighten up the region during the solar eclipse later this summer. 

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Carbondale among the best places to watch the eclipse

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WSIL-TV -- Looking for a place to watch the August 21 total eclipse?  People in southern Illinois won't have to travel far to have the best view. The National Eclipse Blog lists Jackson County as one of the Top-10 places in the nation from which to view the solar eclipse.   

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Lodging still left for solar eclipse weekend, but filling up fast

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JACKSON CO. -- You've probably heard that all the rooms available for solar eclipse weekend in southern Illinois are booked, but we've found rooms to spare. 

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Makanda boardwalk offers new eclipse-themed cafe

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MAKANDA -- This year's upcoming solar eclipse has brought a new and unique dining option to Makanda.

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Eclipse Megamovie 2017

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WSIL-TV -- You can be part of a groundbreaking movie on the 2017 total solar eclipse. The Eclipse Megamovie Project is recruiting amateur photographers to capture images of the August 21 eclipse. 

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Ozzy Osbourne to rock solar eclipse in Carterville

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CARTERVILLE -- Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne will be the headliner for this year's Moonstock concert at Walker's Bluff.  

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Carbondale city leaders plan concert series during solar eclipse

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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale city leaders are planning to host a series of concerts during the Solar Eclipse event this August.

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Area businesses plan for solar eclipse

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JACKSON CO. -- It's still more than a year away, but plans for the 2017 total solar eclipse are beginning to take shape in southern Illinois. 

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Preparations underway for Carbondale solar eclipse

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CARBONDALE -- Thousands of people will be traveling to southern Illinois next summer to see a piece of history. The countdown is on to the total solar eclipse. 

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SIU professor shares his solar eclipse experience

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CARBONDALE -- Excitement keeps growing throughout southern Illinois, with one year until the total solar eclipse. 

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2017 solar eclipse favors southern Illinois

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CARBONDALE - The stars are aligning for Carbondale to be one of the best spots in the world to see the 2017 total solar eclipse.

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Southern Illinois prepares accommodations for solar eclipse

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WSIL -- In less than a year, thousands of people will make their way to southern Illinois for the solar eclipse. But where will all those people stay? Many hotels and cabins have already begun taking reservations, but rooms are booking up fast. 

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Kentucky creates webpage for eclipse tourism

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism has created a new webpage where people can get information about next year's solar eclipse.

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Jackson County discusses license requirement for 2017 eclipse campers

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JACKSON COUNTY -- Hundreds of thousands of people could travel to southern Illinois for the 2017 solar eclipse, and Jackson County leaders have begun taking steps to make sure they're prepared. 

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  • Eclipse links

    Eclipse links

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-03-23 15:23:19 GMT

    WSIL-TV -- The News 3 staff has been surfing the internet to find helpful sites for the 2017 solar eclipse.   On this page we've included some of our favorites.  Please share some of your own with us at news@wsiltv.com. 

    WSIL-TV -- The News 3 staff has been surfing the internet to find helpful sites for the 2017 solar eclipse.   On this page we've included some of our favorites.  Please share some of your own with us at news@wsiltv.com. 

  • Photographing an eclipse

    Photographing an eclipse

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 12:01 PM EST2017-02-08 17:01:15 GMT

    WSIL-TV -- Most experts will tell you to leave the photography to a professional, simply sit back and enjoy the eclipse experience.  However, if you are determined to photograph the event you need to do it the correct way.   Below are helpful links describing how to photograph and videotape an eclipse, including the types of cameras, settings and lenses that work the best.

    WSIL-TV -- Most experts will tell you to leave the photography to a professional, simply sit back and enjoy the eclipse experience.  However, if you are determined to photograph the event you need to do it the correct way.   Below are helpful links describing how to photograph and videotape an eclipse, including the types of cameras, settings and lenses that work the best.

  • Path of totality

    Path of totality

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-01-31 18:42:07 GMT

    WSIL-TV -- To view the 2017 solar eclipse you must be in the path of totality.  This page offers information on where that path lies over the three states in the heart of the WSIL viewing area, Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky. 

    WSIL-TV -- To view the 2017 solar eclipse you must be in the path of totality.  This page offers information on where that path lies over the three states in the heart of the WSIL viewing area, Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky. 

  • Eclipse Eye Safety

    Eclipse Eye Safety

    Monday, January 30 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-01-30 20:00:33 GMT

    WSIL-TV -- When viewing a solar eclipse you must keep safety first.  The American Astronomical Society offers the following advise for viewing a solar eclipse: The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun. 

    WSIL-TV -- When viewing a solar eclipse you must keep safety first.  The American Astronomical Society offers the following advise for viewing a solar eclipse: The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun. 

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