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Your guide to the historic solar Eclipse
For the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will traverse the U.S. on Monday. Boston’s not in the path of totality—the path across the country where the moon will be directly blotting out the sunlight—but those in the commonwealth should still have a significant view of a partial solar eclipse.

During the eclipse, the skies will darken to the point of dusk and the temperatures will likely drop a few degrees. It won’t last long, though. The shadow will be cruising at roughly 1,500 mph on the East Coast.

This eclipse is an event. Bonnie Tyler will be performing her hit, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” during the eclipse. And officials from the states in the path of totality are bracing for hundreds of thousands of visitors and traffic jams for miles.

For those who aren’t traveling, we—like the moon over the sun—have you covered. We made an eclipse soundtrack to play while you’re waiting. We have a list of dos and don’ts for watching it. And we have this, a guide for where eclipse viewings are happening on campus and throughout Boston, plus a countdown to the big show. Click through to check it out.

path of totality
Count down until partial eclipse begins
partial begins 1:28pm
maximum 2:46pm
partial ends 3:59pm
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Select an event for details
Path of Totality from Open Data