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Thousands of eclipse fans traveled to states in the path of totality

This has been the first time there's been a total solar eclipse since 1979. It was visible from coast to coast but you had to be in the path of totality to get the best view. That's where CBS 58 Morning Meteorologist Chris Nelson was.

He visited with people who watched from inside Saluki Stadium in Carbondale Illinois. 

The solar eclipse show is now over in Carbondale. It was sunny all morning but clouds moved in the early afternoon and obstructed most of the views. Even though it wasn't perfect, everyone still enjoyed the show regardless.

The temperatures dropped 5 degrees during totality and an eclipse wind generated.

Another eclipse is now around the corner in 2024. 

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