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Las Vegas Valley businesses cashing in on solar eclipse hype

While Las Vegas Valley sky watchers take in the solar eclipse Monday, local entrepreneurs have found ways the astrological event can drum up business — from Earth, river and sky.

Putting to rest myths associated with solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, throwing a wide swath of the United States into darkness.

Solar eclipse glasses in high demand as Las Vegas stores sell out

As of Thursday afternoon, the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium’s Astronomy Store was believed to be one of the last — if not the last — places in Las Vegas that hadn’t sold out of the specialized glasses.

Mandalay Bay’s Foundation Room offering eclipse brunch

Want to view Monday’s solar eclipse over brunch? Head to The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, where you can sit on the patio from 9 a.m. to noon and watch the moon cast its shadow over Earth.

4 things to know about the solar eclipse

Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes the Aug. 21 eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States.

 
Oregon coastal city hunkers down for surge of eclipse mania

Oregon’s Depoe Bay is preparing for the first total eclipse to traverse the continental United States in a century as if a natural disaster was bearing down on the small coastal city.

 
U.S. prepares for total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse. The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on Aug. 21, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes, its path crossing the U.S. from sea to shining sea for the first time in nearly a century.