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Solar Eclipse Visible in Massachusetts for the First Time in Seven Years

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Just yesterday, a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event occurred in Massachusetts: a near-total solar eclipse. With the path of totality (a line where the eclipse is total — when the sun is completely covered by the moon) only about two hundred miles away, we were able to see 80% coverage yesterday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. Hundreds of enthusiasts booked hotel rooms in cities on the eclipse’s path, causing traffic backups all over the eastern half of the United States. Journalists from the New York Times wrote various pieces covering everything from sighting times to picture tips. Even on our very own Austin Prep campus minutes after dismissal, students gathered by windows and out on the field to gaze at the sky, eager to try out their viewing glasses. During the peak coverage, I was able to take some pictures of the eclipse from at home by putting my viewing glasses over my phone camera:

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Isabella Fountain '25
Isabella Fountain is a junior at Austin Prep. This is her second year writing for the Legend and Austin Authors, and her third year as an Austin Prep student. She enjoys making creative writing pieces as well as articles about Student Life and events on campus, but she’ll write about pretty much anything. Her favorite book is Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, a post-apocalyptic novel following a group of teenagers facing an extreme water shortage in Southern California.

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