How Do Animals React To A Total Solar Eclipse?

How will your pets react to a total solar eclipse? (Credit: Pixabay / Creative Commons.)
A typical orb spider web.
Chen-Pan Liao / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)
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Note that times and durations can vary widely even within the same city and some cities are located only partially within the path of totality. All times and durations shown are only representative samples and should be used for general comparison purposes only. To determine the precise start time, end time, and duration of totality for your exact location on eclipse day, use NASAโ€™s interactive Google eclipse map. (Credit: National Eclipse.)


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