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US prepares for first total eclipse in a century

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

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.