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On Monday [Aug. 21], millions of Americans from coast to coast stopped what they were doing to look up into the sky and witness the truly magical solar eclipse.
From Oregon to South Carolina, people donned specially-designed glasses that allowed them to witness the celestial event without the harmful effects of the sun’s damaging rays. However, there were a few among the crowd who apparently didn’t heed the plethora of warnings from scientists and doctors saying to never, ever look directly into the sun during an eclipse, and those people included President Donald Trump.
As People reported, the president along with his wife Melania and their 11-year-old son Barron came out onto the Truman Balcony at the White House to see the event for themselves. At first the president put on his eclipse glasses, but then he made the mistake of removing them for a quick glimpse with the naked eye.
An uptick in monsoon rainfall is expected to heighten the flood threat across eastern and northern India this week.
A deadly heat wave is expected to continue into early week across Japan.
Three people are dead after being pulled from the ocean waters along the beaches of North Carolina on Saturday.
This weekend’s rainstorm was only the start of an abnormally wet pattern that will elevate the flood risk in the eastern United States into the end of the month.
The southeastern United States is facing the risk for damaging thunderstorms this weekend.
A pattern of persistent downpours, beginning with a rainstorm this weekend is likely to disrupt travel, hinder outdoor plans and projects and put summer heat on hold in the Northeast into early August.
Gusty winds caused blowing dust to sweep across the Las Vegas area on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions for travelers.