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EAST LONGMEADOW — Residents of the East Longmeadow community joined together and put their protective solar glasses on to witness the rare phenomenon of the solar eclipse at the East Longmeadow Public Library. Katie McGonigle, director of the East Longmeadow Public Library, presented those joining with a live broadcast straight from NASA, educational information regarding the solar eclipse, as well as offered sun and moon cookies. The eclipse began at 2:13 p.m. and ended at 4:37 p.m., reaching its peak in this area around 3:37 p.m.

he event featured live coverage from NASA on display that dozens gathered to tune into.
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Katie McGonigle, director of the East Longmeadow Public Library.
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Each attendee was given a pair of protective solar glasses.
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Dozens of people came out to view the eclipse.
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Sisters Lorraine Ahigdas, left, and Anita Themistos, right.
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Four-year-old twins Elena and Everly with their mom, Grace, get a view of partial totality. Dozens of people came out to view the eclipse.
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