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Get ready for today’s solar eclipse, even if cloud cover might ruin the once-in-a-lifetime event

Tonganoxie High School teacher Matt Beat discusses eclipses during his latest YouTube video.

Tonganoxie High School teacher Matt Beat discusses eclipses during his latest YouTube video.

August 21, 2017, 7:50 a.m.

Updated: August 21, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

Cloud cover forecasts in the Kansas City metro area aren't providing promising news for folks eager to see the much-anticipated solar eclipse this afternoon.

As we still hope for a great show, you can watch a fun video about eclipses here from Tonganoxie’s own Matt Beat, a political science teacher at Tonganoxie High School.

You also can see a simulation of an eclipse here, along with a to-do list for the big event here.

Finally, brush up on eye safety here as we prepare for the eclipse.

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