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2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

LIVECAM: See the Cherry Blossoms From Your Desk

Here's how to see the blooms from afar

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    LIVECAM: See the Cherry Blossoms From Your Desk
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    Stuck at work as the cherry blossoms' peak bloom dates edge ever closer? We sympathize. Fortunately, EarthCam and the National Park Service (NPS) are livestreaming from the Tidal Basin as the blooms come into view.

    You can view the live cam here.

    Peak bloom is expected to happen in the range of March 19-22, according to an updated prediction from the NPS Wednesday. Peak bloom is considered to occur when 70 percent of the Yoshino cherry trees along the Tidal Basin are in bloom. Of course, that means the trees are plenty beautiful ahead of that.

    This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off March 15 and runs through April 16. Check out 7 can't-miss events here.