Astronomy buffs in the United States are getting in prime position for a rare celestial event to grace their skies.

Next week, on Monday, a total eclipse will track its way across the entire US for the first time in a century.

It will start in Oregon and end in North Carolina, bathing cities in darkness across the aptly named "path of totality".

Al Jazeera's Jacob Ward reports from Oregon.

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