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PHOTOS: Eclipse Chasers Find Awe In The Sky

Richard Spurr of Greenville, S.C., watches the start of the total eclipse in Starr, S.C., while calling his family in New England on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
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Richard Spurr of Greenville, S.C., watches the start of the total eclipse in Starr, S.C., while calling his family in New England on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

A total solar eclipse has made its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Fourteen states were in the path of total darkness, including North and South Carolina.

Related: Total Solar Eclipse Crosses The U.S.

Below are some highlights from today's astronomical phenomenon’s journey as it made it was through the Carolinas.

Eclipse watchers catch the sunrise near the Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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Eclipse watchers catch the sunrise near the Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Highway signs in South Carolina warn drivers of eclipse-related traffic on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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Highway signs in South Carolina warn drivers of eclipse-related traffic on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Kirk Edwards of Spruce Pine, N.C., prepares to look at the partial solar eclipse from the Big Water Marina in Starr, S.C., on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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Kirk Edwards of Spruce Pine, N.C., prepares to look at the partial solar eclipse from the Big Water Marina in Starr, S.C., on Monday, August 21, 2017.

A crowd of eclipse watchers gathers at the Waterrock Knob Overlook in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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A crowd of eclipse watchers gathers at the Waterrock Knob Overlook in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Janice Qiu, of the Heartwood Montessori in Cary, tests a pair of eclipse glasses outside the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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Janice Qiu, of the Heartwood Montessori in Cary, tests a pair of eclipse glasses outside the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Finnegan Harper and Ronan Maher use solar glasses to look at the sun outside the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill on August 21, 2017.
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Finnegan Harper and Ronan Maher use solar glasses to look at the sun outside the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill on August 21, 2017.

Zena King, of Raleigh, calls herself a 'Sunday painter' and takes advantage of her eclipse-viewing perch to capture the blue ribbons of the mountains.
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Zena King, of Raleigh, calls herself a 'Sunday painter' and takes advantage of her eclipse-viewing perch to capture the blue ribbons of the mountains.
Solar eclipse chaser
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Tommy Woolf of Belmont, N.C., shows off a homemade solar lens filter. Woolf has fond memories of skiing down mountains in Colorado during a partial eclipse in 1979.
Cathy Quinn relaxes on the grass while viewing the sun in Chapel Hill during the solar eclipse on Monday, August. 21, 2017.
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Cathy Quinn relaxes on the grass while viewing the sun in Chapel Hill during the solar eclipse on Monday, August. 21, 2017.

Spectators at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham look at the sun during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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Spectators at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham look at the sun during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Waterrock Knob along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
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Lori Waters Corbin of Boone (left) and Vanessa Aldridge (right) of Waynesville take in their first total eclipse at the Waterrock Knob along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
Nancy Kelsey drove up from Florida to bask in the sun's corona on Waterrock Knob Overlook in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Nancy Kelsey drove up from Florida to bask in the sun's corona on Waterrock Knob Overlook in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
UNC student Alexis Harris, Leslie Hudson and Erica Bynes prepare to see the solar eclipse from the UNC campus in Chapel Hill on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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UNC students Alexis Harris, Leslie Hudson and Erica Bynes prepare to see the solar eclipse from the UNC campus in Chapel Hill on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Alexa Jacobo, a student at Elon Elementary in Burlington, makes an eclipse print outside the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill on August, 21, 2017.
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Alexa Jacobo, a student at Elon Elementary in Burlington, makes an eclipse print outside the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill on August, 21, 2017.

The Super G Print Lab LLG from Durham offered screen printing of eclipses during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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The Super G Print Lab LLG from Durham offered screen printing of eclipses during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.

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