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PHOTOS: Solar eclipse 2017

The partial solar eclipse is seen after 1 p.m. Aug. 21, 2017, outside the New Richmond News office in New Richmond, Wis. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
Clouds move in front of the eclipsed sun. 2 / 3
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Clouds across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin cleared just enough Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to offer some a glimpse of a solar eclipse.

The middle of the eclipse — when the maximum amount of the sun was covered — occurred shortly after 1 p.m. locally. Around 80 percent of the sun was covered.

The eclipse spanned the country, with some areas experiencing complete blockage for more than 2 minutes.

It was the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States in 38 years. A total eclipse will next occur over parts of the U.S. in 2024.

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