Health systems and departments of health within the path of totality of today’s total solar eclipse have been preparing for the onslaught of spectators in their cities and towns for the most exciting four minutes in celestial viewing since 1963.

The United States experienced a total solar eclipse in 2017, but today’s totality of 4 minutes and 28 seconds is considered a must-see event compared to the 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality from seven years ago. 

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