Millions of people are on the road, traveling from all over the U.S. and the world to the path of totality for that perfect view of the solar eclipse. Eclipse enthusiasts Billy and Sharon Hahs have spent 26 years traveling from Chile to Australia to view total eclipses, but this year the eclipse is coming to them. Adriana Diaz met up with the adventurous Missouri couple.
NASA estimates a total solar eclipse happens where you live an average of once every 375 years. The path of totality stretches across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. Bill Nye, scientist and CEO of the Planetary Society, joins "CBS This Morning" from Beatrice, Nebraska, to discuss what to expect.
The tourism industry is trying to cash in on eclipse-related travel experiences. Amtrak is offering special service in Illinois, where the eclipse darkness will last the longest. The train goes from Chicago to Champaign to Carbondale, and then back again. Don Dahler is onboard the train as it heads to Carbondale.
Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer and planetarium director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, will observe the solar eclipse from St. Joseph, Missouri. It's within the 70-mile-wide path of totality. Pitts joins "CBS This Morning" from Rosecrans Memorial Airport to discuss what we can learn from the eclipse and why he'll be watching for "shadow bands."
The U.S. Navy says 10 sailors are missing and five are injured after the USS John S. McCain warship collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Singapore. It caused extensive damage to the hull, which resulted in flooding in several compartments including the crew's sleeping quarters. Ben Tracy reports.