Preparations underway for the rare total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

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The rare solar eclipse is now just five days away. Communities across the country are now preparing for the exciting show in the sky. (KGO-TV )

The rare solar eclipse is now just five days away. Communities across the country are now preparing for the exciting show in the sky.

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Millions are set to turn their eyes to the sky during the eclipse, watch the video player above for the full story.

On the day of the eclipse, we'll bring you live coverage on TV and online. Click here for other ways to watch this rare event in the Bay Area.

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What makes this eclipse so rare? These facts and figures answer that and more.

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On Aug. 21, the sun and the moon will duke it out as California experiences a near total solar eclipse. This will put a major dent into our state's solar energy production. You can help offset the loss just by using those watts more wisely.


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