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Viewing the solar eclipse in Pittsburgh and beyond

Xuning Yang joined hundreds of other Carnegie Mellon University students watching the eclipse on the campus lawn. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
A total eclipse of the sun as seen on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Barren Plains, Tenn. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Russell Clark, PhD., watches the total eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 in Barren Plains, Tenn. Clark was leading a team that is one of 55 in the NASA Eclipse Ballooning Project that is releasing weather balloons along the path of the eclipse. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Paola Vazquez Gomez, of Gainesville, Fla., watches the solar eclipse in Springfield, Tenn. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Campbell Miller, left, 8, takes a look at the eclipse as he hangs out with his friends Seth Bracken, center, 8, and Joss Perkovich, 6, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in their neighborhood of Oakmont. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Reese McArdle and Maggie Doyle use boxes that had been converted to pinhole cameras to safely view the 2017 solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Carnegie Mellon University campus. McArdle is a staff member in the school’s physics department. Doyle’s brother is a CMU student. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Alex Woodring and Sara Longo lay on the lawn to watch the 2017 solar eclipse on the Carnegie Mellon University Campus on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Both work at CMU’s CREATE Labs. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Mary Shaw and husband Roy Weil on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, used binoculars equipped with special filters to view the 2017 solar eclipse on the Carnegie Mellon University campus. Ms. Shaw teaches computer science at CMU. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Members of Carnegie Mellon University’s astronomy club on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, line up a telescope equipped with a solar filter to view the 2017 solar eclipse on the CMU campus. From left are Cynthia Cano, a junior; Liza Sulking, a sophomore; and Joanne Hsueh, a senior.
(Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Paddy Sundararajan, of Sewickley, and his children, Sruti, Sritej and Swathi, view the partial solar eclipse Aug. 21, 2017, from outside Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette)
Lexi Harr, left, 12, and Maki Beers, 12, both from Latrobe, watch the Solar Eclipse with one eye as they share a pair of glasses after their second pair got stolen on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at Saint Vincent College. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Elijah Kuntz, 6, of Connellsville, stands on his toes and uses a pinhole camera to get a reverse image of the Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Saint Vincent College. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Luke Cline, 13, looks up at the sun in awe with his friend Logan Smetanka, 13, both from Latrobe, during the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Saint Vincent College. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)