Ben Johnson, in camouflage, holds up his video camera to capture the totality of the 2024 solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, in Jackman. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Messalonskee’s Emma-Jane Parsons shoots over Brunswick’s defense for a goal during a girls lacrosse game Thursday in Oakland. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Taylor Smith, left, and Max Wetter react to the solar eclipse they viewed at Pomerleau Memorial Park Monday on Monday, April 8, in Jackman. The pair came from Boston to watch with friends. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Jeff Rowton, who traveled from Knoxville, Tennessee, sits with equipment used to capture the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, in Jackman. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Sgt. Eric Lloyd, right, explains how a pass-through locker system securely puts evidence collected by officers into a limited access storage area during a tour Wednesday of the new Augusta Police Station. Once the room is full of evidence, only two designated evidence-handlers will be allowed inside. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Staffer Renee Lucas, left, high-fives Goodwill Lifeworks athlete Brandy Foster after she got her ribbon for winning her race during the 2024 Kennebec County Special Olympics Swim Meet on Thursday at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

A walker braces against rain while passing through downtown Waterville on Thursday. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Nokomis/MCI’s Gabby Randall, left, defends Gardiner/Hall-Dale’s Sarah Luiz during a lacrosse game Thursday at Hoch Field in Gardiner. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Peter Birren, left, and wife Rosemary Ouellet of Harvard, Massachusetts, make shadows as they filter the total solar eclipse through their hands in Jackman Monday, April 8. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Southbound traffic is shown at a standstill Monday night, April 8, on U.S. Route 201 south of Jackman. Thousands of people from multiple states made the trip to Jackman to watch the total solar eclipse. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Viewers watch the total solar eclipse Monday, April 8, from near the Jackman Town Office. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

The diamond ring effect is shown with the sun’s corona during the total solar eclipse in Jackman on Monday, April 8. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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