What to know about the solar eclipse on Monday


What to know about the solar eclipse on Monday
Two youngsters view the eclipse outside the Shrewsbury library in 2017.
Photo/Dakota Antelman

REGION – Throughout the region, communities are finding different ways to observe the eclipse on Monday, April 8.

The path of totality will include northern New England; the rest of New England will have up to 90% totality.

The eclipse will begin around 2:14 p.m., reach maximum around 3:29 p.m., and end around 4:39 p.m.

This will be the last total solar eclipse in this part of the United States for 25 years.

Here are some local places to watch this rare celestial event:

Cub Scout Fun Day

Sunday, April 7, 1 to 3 p.m., Mill Villages Park, South Grafton. Sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 106. Come learn about the solar eclipse; there will be gaga ball games, crafts and more. For boys and girls pre-K through grade four. Free gift for all guests.

Solar Eclipse Painting

Monday, April 8, 11 a.m., Galfand Meeting Room, Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., Westborough. Join Julie Harrold and create an eclipse-inspired painting. Julie will walk you through the steps to create a vivid and colorful composition — all supplies provided. Eclipse glasses will be distributed at the end of the program.

Registration is required through https://westborough.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/eclipse-watch-party-at-the-ymca/

Watch Party

Monday, April 8, 2 to 4 p.m., Ward Park (behind the Senior Center), Marlborough. Eclipse glasses at the program will be one per family, first come first serve, while supplies last.

Watch Party and Activities

Monday, April 8, 1 p.m., Hudson Public Library. This all-ages event will include cookie decorating (sponsored by Harvard Sweet Boutique), shifting shadow chalk art, a pinhole camera craft, glow-in-the-dark tattoos, button marking, puzzles and coloring, and magnetic poetry for teens and adults. Eclipse glasses will be given out at the event.

Eclipse Party

Monday, April 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St., Shrewsbury. Crafts, livestream of the total eclipse and viewing glasses to use (while supplies last). No registration needed.

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