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Total Great Eclipse Last Minute Madness

By Charlotte Robinson, April 08, 2024

The Great North American Eclipse takes place today April 8, 2024 visible across New England. In Boston where we’re based there will be a 90% total eclipse but then we realized that we didn’t have eclipse glasses. After checking online unsuccessfully we took to the highway at 6:45A on a mission to obtain the elusive must-have eclipse glasses. First stop was our local CVS that were all out. Then to Home Depot on the VFW Parkway without success. On to Lowe’s on Route 1 with the same result & then continuing south to Walmart in Walpole we stopped on the way to another Home Depot that was also out of eclipse glasses but told us that there was a pop-up at a mini mall in Mansfield, MA a few miles away. Heading there thankfully going the opposite of rush hour traffic the GPS of course took us on a wild goose chase but eventually we made it finding the vendor at Chauncy Street in Mansfield, MA. Not only were we able to buy eclipse glasses for a fair last minute price of $5 each but we both got commemorative t-shirts for $20 a pop. So now we’re trying to find the best place near Boston to observe this natural phenomena that takes place from 2:16P to 4:39P. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth & the Sun blocking the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. This will be the last total solar eclipse visible in North America until August 23rd 2044. Happy Great North American Eclipse viewing everyone. If you were unable to hunt down eclipse glasses as we did there are other ways to view this not to miss event at the link below. 

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