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Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)

Enlarge this image During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. Scientists are waiting to see how crops and animals will react. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images On Aug. 21, a 70 mile-wide ribbon from Oregon to South Carolina called the “path of totality” will experience a total solar eclipse. Large swaths of farmland in the Great Plains and Midwest will be plunged into darkness for two and a half minutes…

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