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    Members of two vacationing families observe the partial solar eclipse at through some hand-improved solar glasses at Old Orchard Beach. From left: Paul Scango, Katie Vanlandingham, Samantha Scango, Avery Vanlandingham and Quinn Vanlandingham.

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    In Portland, the fullest possible eclipse experience happened at exactly 2:45:53 p.m. Monday. That’s when about 58 percent of the sun was eclipsed by the moon, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory. Here, the moon obscures a small part of the sun.

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    The partial solar eclipse was visible in Monument Square in Portland, where many people turned out to view it. This is the view at 2:46 p.m. The photo was taken with a DSLR camera. Its lens cap was jury-rigged by drilling a 3/4-inch hole in it and covering the hole with the solar filter cut from a pair of viewing glasses.

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    People viewed a partial solar eclipse in Maine on Monday. A total eclipse was visible along a relatively narrow band across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.

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    Friends Lillia Freeman, 11, of Buxton, and Rose MacWhinnie, 11, of Saco, take in the partial solar eclipse from Old Orchard Beach.

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    Glenn Shelton of Portland uses solar glasses to view the eclipse at Monument Square.

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    "Four generations of family taking in the partial eclipse today. Already looking forward to the next one in Texas in 2024!" tweeted former President George H.W. Bush, who is spending the summer in Kennebunkport.

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    Tim Christy took this photo of the partial solar eclipse in Buxton at 2:33 pm by shooting with his cellphone through his 8-inch Meade telescope.

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    Katie Bucklin, of Falmouth, and Renee DiMillo, of Portland, stop on Main Street in downtown Freeport to watch the tail end of the partial solar eclipse.

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    Angela Dispirito of Weare, New Hampshire, watches the eclipse through solar glasses at Monument Square.

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    Jacob Smulski, 8, of Burlington, Connecticut, watches the solar eclipse through homemade eyewear with his family in downtown Freeport.

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    Warren Sponsler, 7, and Benjamin Sponsler, 4, watch as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth at the solar eclipse watch party at L.L. Bean in Freeport. The boys and their family were on their way up to Acadia National Park for vacation.

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    Nate Morse of Yarmouth uses a set of binoculars to project an image of the eclipse at Monument Square on Monday.

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    Simon Wells and Natalie Worth, both of Leicestershire, England, watch the solar eclipse at Monument Square while on a vacation in Maine.

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    Ted Rand uses a pizza pan with holes to project images of the solar eclipse on a paper plate at Monument Square.

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    Henry Lawson, far left, of Portland, holds his protective glasses to his face as he watches the partial solar eclipse at L.L. Bean in Freeport.

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    Annie Levin of Brooklyn, New York, watches as Steven Dube, also of Brooklyn, uses his hands to make shadows on the sidewalk at Monument Square during the solar eclipse.

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    Jack Vasconcelos and Renee DiMillo, both of Portland, stop on Main Street in downtown Freeport watch the tail end of the partial solar eclipse.

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    Nick Kaufmann tweeted this image of eclipse watching.

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    Sophia Coleman, 5, with her grandmother Barbara Coleman, of Portland, takes a peek at the advancing eclipse through a high-powered telescope set up outside the Southworth Planetarium at the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland on Monday.

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    Jim DiPhilippo, lab manager at New England Cancer Specialists, looks through a pinhole camera.

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    Bud Ellis, left, and John Nathans, lawyers with the Maine Attorney General's Office, donned special eclipse-viewing glasses and took a break from work along with dozens of other state workers to watch the solar eclipse outside the State House in Augusta on Monday afternoon.

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