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The 2017 total solar eclipse made its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Fourteen states were in the path of total darkness -- the first time a total eclipse covered such a wide swath of America since 1918.

On one hand, an eclipse is an astronomical event, a coincidence of satellite size and location. But it’s a cultural experience, too: a moment we can’t help but imbue with meaning.

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States. Between the inauguration ceremony and the Women's March on Washington, hundreds of thousands of people came to the nation's capital to be heard.