Thousands Catch Eclipse Fever at Adler Planetarium

Chicago and much of the nation had a severe case of eclipse fever Monday.

It was the first total eclipse of the sun to span from coast to coast in the continental U.S. in 99 years. Locally, thousands of skywatchers came to the Adler Planetarium for what was billed as the biggest eclipse block party. 

Adler's block party drew a very large crowd of all ages and backgrounds wanting to take in what just might be the most awesome solar eclipse to cover Chicago for decades to come. 

More from our livestream earlier today at Adler Planetarium:

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