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Dave Epstein

A spectacular total solar eclipse will be on full display this April in Northern New England

The path of totality during this interesting event on April 8 will move from Texas to parts of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. In Southern New England, 90 percent of the sun will be covered.

Sun fires off strongest solar flare in 7 years

It was an explosive finale to a trio of intense flares bursting free in just 24 hours.

The sun just launched three huge solar flares in 24 hours. What it means.

All three of the X-class solar flares disrupted shortwave radio communications on Earth.

It’s been at least 726 days without any significant snowfall in Boston

What’s behind this longest stretch on record for the city?

Beach erosion threatens sewage-treatment plant on Nantucket

Island officials are facing a difficult decision: keep shoring up the plant or spend millions to build a new one farther inland.

Amid erosion from rising seas, Cape Cod town moves cottage

On Ballston Beach in Truro, the town trucked away a donated cottage from an area that’s been highly eroded by sea level rise and storms. It will be converted into affordable workforce housing.

Can solar flares cause cell phone outages? Here’s what experts say.

Two powerful eruptions from the sun took place hours before network service was disrupted Thursday.

FORECAST

Rain moves in overnight for Boston, some snow possible west of I-495

There may be a few wet snowflakes to start in the city, but precipitation will quickly switch to rain.