COUNTDOWN: To the total solar eclipse

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This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. (Source: AP Photo, File) This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. (Source: AP Photo, File)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Monday, Aug. 21 @ 8:46 a.m.

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On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be seen across North America. This is the first time in 99 years that the eclipse will cross the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic.  

Here in Arizona, we will see a partial eclipse. In fact, at its peak, the sun will be about 70 percent covered.   

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