Fallstreak Fascination
Suzan Bellincampi
It is always easier to blame aliens. Aliens have been used as scapegoats for everything from crop circles to missing persons.
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Vineyarders View Great Spectacle
Vineyard Gazette
The wonderful total eclipse of the sun by the moon scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, has come and gone, and in viewing the great show Martha’s Vineyard’s residents and visitors occupied very desirable seats in the first balcony.
 
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Sun Makes Crescents on Ground, Adding Unique Sideshow of the Eclipse
Vineyard Gazette
A feature of the eclipse which greatly impressed watchers here who were fortunate enough to observe it, was the crescents of the sun on the ground when the sun shone between the leaves of the trees. Miss Martha A. Hurlbut of Hurlbut-by-the-Sea, Oak Bluffs, describes the phenomenon as follows:
 
“Although we did not see the total eclipse, we did have the privilege of watching a most interesting and beautiful display of the crescents.
 
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Eclipse Thrills Watching Island
Vineyard Gazette
“Millions viewed the eclipse.” So said the mainland newspapers, and the Vineyard added its thousands to the common mass. Plans for obtaining the best view of this unusual display in the heavens were formulated days previous in many cases, several of the larger pleasure craft of the Island ports setting sail early Wednesday morning with groups of guests on board, bound easterly where the eclipse was more nearly total.
 
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Solar Eclipse Monday Attracts Skywatchers Wearing Glasses
Vivian Ewing

On Monday a total solar eclipse will cover a wide strip of the country in darkness. While the Vineyard is a long way from the path of totality, Islanders can witness a partial eclipse.

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Eclipse Is Much More Than a Glimpse
Mark Alan Lovewell
Martha’s Vineyard will experience a partial solar eclipse Monday. The first order of business is safety.
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Syzygy Time: Solar Eclipse Is on the Way
Suzan Bellincampi

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the continental United States on August 21, 2017.

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Once in a Lifetime Asteroid Encounter
Suzan Bellincampi
Migratory birds, fish, pollen, plant seeds, and vacationers are on the move, as was a celestial visitor, asteroid 2014 JO25.
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Green Comet Makes the Scene
Suzan Bellincampi
Nantucket astronomer Maria Mitchell always persevered. After many years of study, she discovered a new comet in 1847.
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Merry Mars Rules the Winter Sky
Suzan Bellincampi

December shows much planetary promise.

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