ECLIPSE SLIDE5 Annie Gray Penuel and Lauren Peck, both of Dallas, wear their makeshift eclipse glasses at Nashville's eclipse viewing party ahead of the solar eclipse at First Tennessee Park on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP)

Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP

ECLIPSE SLIDER6 Hopkinsville, KY -- 8/21/2017 - The total eclipse takes place in Hopkinsville. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 22nestorpic Reporter: Nestor Ramos

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

ECLIPSE SLIDER2 Hopkinsville, KY -- 8/21/2017 - Xan Neumann, 13, of Houston tests out his solar glasses in Hopkinsville, the city nearest the point of greatest eclipse. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 22nestorpic Reporter: Nestor Ramos

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ECLIPSE SLIDER7 Milton, MA - 8/21/2017 - Becca Phillips (cq), of Needham, put viewing glasses on her dog

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ECLIPSE SLIDE5 A total solar eclipse is seen from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon. Millions will be able to witness the total eclipse that will touch land in Oregon on the west coast and continue through South Carolina on the east coast. / AFP PHOTO / STAN HONDASTAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

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ECLIPSE SLIDE5 Boston, MA - 8/21/2017 - Krayonna Thames and her son Jaedin Barnes,5, use protective glasses to watch the solar eclipse along the waterfront near the Children's Museum in Boston, MA, August 21, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

ECLIPSE SLIDER6 Acton, MA., 08/21/17, The Acton Boxboro Marching band donned special eclipse glasses and watched the eclipse after their practice. They sold the special glasses to raise money for an upcoming trip to the Citrus Bowl in December. They then played a song for a gathered crowd. (ID to folo.) Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

ECLIPSE SLIDE5 Boston, MA - 8/21/17 - before the partial solar eclipse in City Hall Plaza on Monday, August 21, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: 22eclipsepic

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ECLIPSE SLIDER6 Scituate-8/21/17 The peak of the eclipse at 3;45 p.m. is reflected in a puddle on a rock where people gathered on the breakwater around the Old Scituate Lighhouse to photograph and look at the solar eclipse. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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ECLIPSE SLIDER6 Scituate-8/21/17 People gathered on the breakwater around the Old Scituate Lighhouse to photograph and look at the solar eclipse. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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ECLIPSE SLIDER3 People watch the start of the solar eclipse at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon's Ochoco National Forest near the city of Mitchell on August 21, 2017. The Sun started to vanish behind the Moon as the partial phase of the so-called Great American Eclipse began Monday, with millions of eager sky-gazers soon to witness

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ECLIPSE SLIDER1 Hopkinsville, KY -- 8/19/2017 - Pink flamingos named Fred (L) and Matilda have their solar glasses on as they wait for the show to start at the point of greatest eclipse. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 22nestorpic Reporter: Nestor Ramos

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

ECLIPSE SLIDE5 Boston, MA - 8/21/17 - Mike Wilson, left, and his daughter Stephanie, check out the partial solar eclipse in City Hall Plaza on Monday, August 21, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: 22eclipsepic

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ECLIPSE SLIDER1 Saluki cheerleaders try out eclipse glasses that they were giving out to visitors to Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Ill., on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Scientists said Monday's total eclipse would cast a shadow that would race through 14 states including Illinois. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

ECLIPSE SLIDER1 People wait in line to buy viewing glasses for the eclipse at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles early Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Richard Vogel/Associated Press

ECLIPSE SLIDER1 The decorated car of Frank and Mary Ludwig, of La Crescent, Minn., sits at their campsite at the Orchard Dale historical farm near Hopkinsville, Ky. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The location, which is in the path of totality of the solar eclipse, is also at the point of greatest intensity. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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ECLIPSE SLIDER6 WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21: US President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump wear special glasses to view the solar eclipse at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the U.S. that are in the

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ECLIPSE SLIDER2 epa06154882 People attend a solar eclipse watch party at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Rabun Gap, Georgia, USA, 21 August 2017. The 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse will last a maximum of 2 minutes 43 seconds and the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 US states, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

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Dispatch from Eclipseville: Massive telescopes, magnificent weirdos

The moon began its slow creep through the sky around noon on Monday, the final run-up to the 2 minutes, 40 seconds that Hopkinsville, Ky., has been anticipating for years.

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Photos of Trump staring up at the sun from a White House balcony circulated online, with many mocking him for not donning protective eyewear.

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You’ve heard the warnings by now: Don’t stare directly at the sun today during the solar eclipse — it could damage your eyes.

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The institutional racism and economic inequality baked into this town can’t be ignored.

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The 19-year-old political science major said Monday that he plans to continue his far-right-wing activism, and views the Alabama school as a good place to do it.

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The state needs better rules for determining if a utility customer is elderly.

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Jon’s plot in the most recent episode of “Game of Thrones” was a bizarrely illogical maneuver.

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton used taxpayer funds to pay for a round-trip plane ticket during his Florida vacation last year.

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State environmental chief refunded Mass. for personal flight

This questionable use of state resources and funds stayed below the public radar.

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Police outside Barcelona shot down a man wearing a possible explosives vest and a local newspaper reported it was the fugitive in the city’s van attack.

Junior Jackie Emmons of Boxford (left) led prospective students, including Cedane Richards of Hartford, Conn., (right, on a college tour at Bentley University.

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Want to get into your first-choice college? Better book a plane ticket

As colleges try to winnow large application pools, many use a student’s interest in the school as an important factor in admissions.

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After being on the loose for nearly a week, a runaway bull met its demise when it was shot and killed Sunday evening in Littleton.

Roslindale couple said ‘I do’ at a bagel shop

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh bagels. Just ask Maggie and Jim Hobbs. They got married at a Roslindale bagel shop Saturday.

Foxborough-8/08/17- The Patriots held their trainiing camp Tuesday at Gillette Stadium practice fields with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacob Hollister carries the ball in a drill. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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