solar eclipse

Thousands Catch Glimpse Of Solar Eclipse

Aug 21, 2017
Elisabeth Harrison

At observatories, public libraries, parks and universities, people gathered Monday to watch the moon pass in front of the sun. The total eclipse was only partially visible in New England, but that did not seem to dampen the spirits of families, co-workers and students who gathered to see it.

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It took about 20 minutes and two helium tanks to fill up the huge latex balloon. A rope dangling from the bottom held onto an assortment of gadgets, including a video camera, parachute, and a razor attached to motor that was programmed to cut the rope at just the right altitude.

Viewing The Solar Eclipse Across The State

Aug 9, 2017
NASA

On August 21st, a solar eclipse will be visible across most of the U.S. While only locations in the path of the eclipse will see its full effect, Rhode Islanders will still be able to experience a partial view of the eclipse.