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Solar eclipse captivates sports world

August 22,2017 05:12

Monday brought a little more excitement than the start of the work week typically would, with the first solar eclipse since 1979 taking place across the United States. The phenomenon began around 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on the West Coast and ended ...and more »


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Monday brought a little more excitement than the start of the work week typically would, with the first solar eclipse since 1979 taking place across the United States.
The phenomenon began around 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on the West Coast and ended around 2:50 p.m. Eastern Time on the Atlantic coast. Fourteen states -- Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina -- were in the path of totality, where the sun was completely obscured by the moon, resulting in complete darkness.
Athletes and teams across all sports shared images and videos of their eclipse experience.
NFL

There's nothing I can say, total eclipse of the sun. #eclipse2017 #eclipseglasses #80%inGB #
A post shared by Aaron Rodgers (@aaronrodgers12) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:25am PDT

Mannn yall trippin , where the eclipse at? Me n @bradwing9 can't find it no where!?
A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:58am PDT

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College football
NBA
NHL

When there is a full eclipse outside and you are at the rink... zamboni drivers come in clutch with the welding mask!
A post shared by Jack Skille (@jackskille) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:47am PDT

Golfers

Who is ready for the eclipse folks.... ??? Playing @audemarspiguet golf outing at Hamilton Farms. ????
A post shared by Ian Poulter (@ianjamespoulter) on Aug 21, 2017 at 9:11am PDT

#SolarEclipse squad. ? (via @justinprose99)
A post shared by PGA (@pga) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:40am PDT

The next solar eclipse visible in the United States will occur April 8, 2024, according to NASA. Athletes, start getting your phones ready.
-- Alex Tekip

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