Were you one of the hundreds that showed up at UMass Dartmouth to get a glimpse of the eclipse?

The last time we saw a solar eclipse in the United States was back in February of 1979. So it's obvious why this eclipse received so much attention. Even with just 67% coverage of the sun, it was still a great spectacle, and a nice way to end the summer of 2017.

If you were at UMass Dartmouth this afternoon, you know that the organizers did not expect such a big turnout. With only 50 solar eclipse glasses in stock, they formed lines for guests to take turns in using the glasses. However, there were a few people who were on a mission to help as many people as possible see the solar eclipse of 2017. These kind folks walked up and down the lines to share their own pairs of glasses with people as they stood, waiting for a chance to safely view the eclipse.

A special thank you to Bill and Maureen Hickey from Pennsylvania:

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and Glenn and Sasha Volkema, the father-daughter-duo.

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If you missed your chance to view this eclipse, just wait until April 2024 - you may have another shot!