2017-08-24 / Neighbors

McArthur experience eclipses all others




Marcia and Dick Ringel await the passage of the moon in front of the sun Monday afternoon. The last total solar eclipse to cross the United States from coast-to-coast did so in 1918. This year’s path of totality was visible from 14 states beginning in Oregon and ending in South Carolina. Librarian staff member Renee DesRoberts said she was excited to gather Biddeford residents around a positive and educational event. She said the library was supportive of hosting the viewing party. DesRoberts enjoyed seeing the children excited about learning. (Grant McPherson photos) Marcia and Dick Ringel await the passage of the moon in front of the sun Monday afternoon. The last total solar eclipse to cross the United States from coast-to-coast did so in 1918. This year’s path of totality was visible from 14 states beginning in Oregon and ending in South Carolina. Librarian staff member Renee DesRoberts said she was excited to gather Biddeford residents around a positive and educational event. She said the library was supportive of hosting the viewing party. DesRoberts enjoyed seeing the children excited about learning. (Grant McPherson photos)

Cotton Schlaver was brought by his grandfather, Paul, to Monday’s eclipse viewing party at McArthur Library on Main Street. Library staff member Renee DesRoberts became interested in holding the event after joining the Astronomical Society of Northern New England based in Kennebunk. The society donated the eclipse glasses to the library for viewing party guests to share. Cotton Schlaver was brought by his grandfather, Paul, to Monday’s eclipse viewing party at McArthur Library on Main Street. Library staff member Renee DesRoberts became interested in holding the event after joining the Astronomical Society of Northern New England based in Kennebunk. The society donated the eclipse glasses to the library for viewing party guests to share.

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