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Kansas prepared for the solar eclipse


August 20, 2017

Wichita, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is preparing for the country's first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918.

Most of Kansas will see only a partial eclipse on Monday. More than 90 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon in Wichita and most of southeastern, central and northwestern Kansas, the Wichita Eagle reported .

"This is going to be a very significant amount of the sun covered up by the moon," said Harold Henderson, director of the Lake Afton Public Observatory. "You're going to noticeably tell that a big portion of the sun is covered. ... whether you're using eclipse glass...

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